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GENEALOGY COLLECTION 



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YORK DEEDS 



BOOK XII 



PART I 



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MAINE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 

1903 



PRINTED BY E. C. BOWLER, BETHEL, MAINE 



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CONTENTS. 



Resolve 


or Legislature 




Page 




5 


Registee 


;'s Certificate 


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7 


Errata 


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Page 




8 


York Deeds 


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. Folios 


1- 


-190 


Index 












I. 


Grantors . 


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Pages 


1- 


- 47 


II. 


Grantees 


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48- 


- 95 


III. 


Depositions 


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IV. 


Other Persons 


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V. 


Places 


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RESOLVE OF LEGISLATURE 



IN RELATION TO THE EARLY YORK DEEDS. 



Resolved, That the Maine Genealogical Society, agreeing 
to supervise the copying, attesting, editing, indexing and 
publishing of volumes twelve and thirteen of the public 
records of this state in the office of the register of deeds for 
York county, in the same manner as the eleven preceding- 
volumes already published, except that, on account of their 
increased size, they are not required to be leaded, nor to 
have the tabular index, the governor and council shall pur- 
chase for the state four hundred and fifty copies of each 
volume at live dollars per volume ; and the state librarian 
shall cause one copy of each volume to be placed in each 
registry of deeds in this state ; the remaining copies to be 
distributed or exchanged at the discretion of said librarian. 

Approved March 28, 1903. 

Governor. 



REGISTERS CERTIFICATE 



County of York, ss. : 

This may certify that the following printed volume is a 
true copy of the twelfth book of records (marks excepted) 
of the Registry of Deeds for this county ; that I have 
read and compared the same with the original records, and 
that all accidental variations that have been detected are 
noted in the table of errata on the following page. 
Attest : 

Register of Deeds for York County. 



ERRATA 



Folio 3 line 121 for Moor read More 



112 
122 

135 
136 
168 



82 insert mark of Joseph Weare (_/ 
Lewis Allen 

35 add marginal reference To 

Lewis Bane 

57 for or read & 

61 after on add on 
48 for Albra read Alera 
i read [88} 

35 for the sd read //^.r<? 
1 read [112] 

1 for Masrhall read Marshall 
for Fol. 115 read Fol. 135 at top of page 
" " 119 " " 136 " " " " 

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YORK DEEDS 



Book xii. 2 



[1] To all People &c I James Foye of Kittery in the 
County of York send Greeting know ye that I 
to ws son the s d James Foye as well for & in Considera- 
ble Hixs tion of the natura i Affection & Love I bear to 

my Son in Law Nathaniel Hixs & in Consideration hath 
married my Daughter as also for divers others good Causes 
& Considerations me at this Present especially moving have 
o-iven granted & by these Presents do give grant & confirm 
unto the s d Nathaniel Hixs & my Daughter during their 
natural Life two Acres of Land situating & lying in Kittery 
Town & near the Creek going to Brave boat Harbour & on 
the Eastern Side of s d Foyes now dwelling House & bounded 
upon the Eastern Side by the Creek And upon the North 
Side & West Side & South Side of s d Foyes Land To have 
& To hold the s d Land to the s d Nathaniel Hixs & Martha 
Hixs his Wife & to their Heirs for ever lawfully born of 
her Body to their own proper Use & Behoof for ever freely 
& quietly without any Manner of Challenge Claim or De- 
mand of me the s d James Foye or of any other pson or 
persons whatsoever for me in my Name by my Cause Means 
c% Procurement & without any Money or other Thing there- 
fore to be yielded paid or done unto me the said James 
Foye my Exec 18 & Adm rs or Assigns — And I the s d James 
Foye all & singular the afores d Land to Warrant the s d Na- 
thaniel & Martha Hixs their Heirs to the Use afores d against 
all People do warrant & for ever defend by these Presents — 
And further know ye that I the s d James Foye have put the 
s d Nathaniel Hixs in peaceble & quiet Possession of all & 
singular the afores d two Acres of Land ...... In Wit- 
ness whereof I have hereunto put my Hand & Seal 31 st Day 
of January 1711/12 James Foye ( seal ) 

Signed Sealed & Delivered pL 

in Presence of Grace ( Foye ( seal ) 

Go win Willson mark 

Will m Pepperrell Jun r 31 st Day of January 1711/12 

Then James Foye Personally 

appeared before me the Subscriber 

One of her Majesties Justices for 

the County of York & acknowledged 

this above Instrument to be his free 

Act & Deed 

W m Pepperrell 
March 2 d 1725/6 Kecorded according to the Original Ex- 
amined by Jos : Moodey Reg r 



Book XII, Fol. 1 



This Indenture made this 26 of November 1672 Between 
Sagettawon & Robin Hood Indian Sagamores of 
y e One Partie &> Nicholas Cole & John Purintan 



Sagettawon & 
Robin Hood 

To 
Nicho Cole & 
Jn° Purrinton 



Planters of y e other Party Witnesseth that we 
Sagettawon & Robin Hood afores d Sagamores 
for & in y e Consideration of certain Pay to us in Hand Paid 
have bargained & sold & do by these Presents bargain & 
Sell unto Nicholas Cole & John Puringtan all the Land 
laying & being between the two Carrying Places upon Mer- 
ecanneg beginning at y e Head of y e Westermost Branch of 
Wiggen Cove so directly over to y e Wester Bay to y e Bight 
& so up along y e Neck from side to side untill they come 
to ye uppermost Carrying Place at y e Head of y e Wester 
Bay at y e Meadow w ch George Phepeny has formerly mowd 
so over to y e Head of y e Creek that comes in from y e Easter 
Bay Farther we the said Sagamores do Acknowledge to have 
Bargained & sold unto y e said Cole & Purintun that whole 
Tract of Meadow which they have formerly Possest upon y e 
great Island laying & being at y e Head of y e Cove against y e 
little Falls & great Jebege Island together with all Meddows 
Ponds Woods Under Woods & all other Rights Titles & Priv- 
iledges whatsoever to Have & to Hold & peaceably to injoy 
to y e said Nicholas Cole & John Purintun & their Heirs <jjb 
Assigns forever without molestation or interuption of any 
Person or Persons whatsoever as witness our Hands & Seals 
this 26 th Day of November One Thousand six hundred 
seventy two Sagettawon 

Signed Sealed & Delivered 



The Mark of 



In y e Presence of Us 
Witness 



The Mark of Mistre 



«© 



Jone 




( a 

VSeal 



Robin 



/ Hood (£,) 



The Mark of Darekins ($) oldWise 
Thomas Stevens 
The Mark of Mer 



'getyVj 



Stevens 



March 18 th 1725/6 Recorded according to the Original & 
Examined. ' by Jos : Moodey Reg r 



Book XII, Fol. 2. 

To all People to whom these Present shall come know y e 
y t I William Couch of Newbury in the County 
To U of Essex within his Majesty's Province of the 
Nathnmx Massachusetts Bay in New England Shipwright 
have for & in Consideration of the Sum of Sixty Pounds 
Curr 1 Money of afores d to me Hand well & truly paid be- 
fore the Signing & Sealing hereof by Nathan 11 Hix of Kittery 
in the County of York within the Province afores d Ship- 
wright the Receipt whereof to full Content & Satisfaction I 
do hereby acknowledge & my Self therewith fully satisfied 
contented & paid & thereof & of every Part & Parcel thereof 
do exonerate acquit & discharge the s d Nathan 11 Hix his 
Heirs & Assigns for ever have given granted bargained & 
sold & do by these Presents fully freely & absolutely give 
grant bargain & sell unto the s d Nathan 11 Hix his Heirs Ex- 
ec™ Adm rs & Assigns for ever One Messuage or Tract of 
Land [2] And Meadow Lying & being in the Town of Kit- 
tery afores d containing by Estimation twenty Acres be the 
same more or less It being all that Tract of Land that was 
formerly laid out by Virtue of a Town Grant to my Father 
Joseph Couch formerly of Kittery afores d deceas d as appears 
p a Return under the Surveyers Hand of the said Town of 
Kittery bearing Date 'the 19 th Day of July 1694 bounded 
viz 4 on the North by the Town Comons on the East by the 
Land formerly Dennis Hix on the West by the Land of 
Robert Mitchels & on the South by the Land of William 
Pepperrell To have & to hold the s d twenty Acres of Land 
together with all the Timber Trees Priviledges Comodities 
& Appurtenances to the same belonging or in any ways 
appertaining to him the s d Nathaniel Hix his Heirs & Assigns 
for ever To his & their only proper Use Benefit & Behoof 
forever And I the s d W m Couch before the Signing & Seal- 
ing hereof do avouch my self to be the true sole & lawful 
Owner of the above granted & bargained Premisses & have 
in my self good Right full Power & lawful Authority to 
give grant bargain sell aliene convey & confirm the afores d 
granted &.bargained Premisses in Manner as afores d And 
that the s d Nath 11 Hix shall & may from Time to Time & at 
all Times for ever hereafter by Force & Virtue of these 
Presents lawfully peaceably & quietly have hold use occupy 
possess & enjoy all the afore granted & bargained Premisses 
as afores d And that the same is free & clear of all & every 
Incumbrance or Incumbrances whatsoever — Furthermore I 
the s a Will m Coucb for my self my Heirs Exec rs Admin rs do 
Covenant & engage the afores d demised Premisses & every 
Part thereof to'him the s d Nath 1 Hix his Heirs Exec rs Adm rs 



Book XII, Fol. 2. 

& Assigns against the lawful Claims or Demands of any 
Person or Persons whatsoever for ever hereafter to War- 
rant secure & defend And Eliz a Couch the Wife of me the 
g d ^rm o ouc h doth by these Presents freely willingly give 
yield up & surrender all her Right of Dowry & Power of 
Thirds of in & unto the above demised Premisses unto him 
the s d Nathan 1 Hix his Heirs Exec rs Adm rs & Assigns — In 
Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand & Seal the 
sixth Day of April in the Year of our Lord One thousand 
seven hundred & twenty four And the Tenth Year of the 
Reign of our Sovereign Lord George King of Great Britain 
France & Ireland 

Signed Sealed & Delivered William Couch ( a seal ) 

in Presence of York sc | April 18 th 1724- 

William Whipple This Day the s d W m Couch 

Thomas Hobbs psonally appeared before me the 

Joseph Phipple Subscriber one of his Majesty's 

W m Pepperrell Jun r Justices of the Peace for s d County 

& acknowledged this foregoing In- 

strument or Deed of Sale to be his free 

Act & Deed 

W m Pepper rell J. Pac s 
March 2 d 1725/6 Recorded according to the Original 
Exam d by Jos : Moodey Reg r 



To all Christian People to whom these Presents shall 
come greeting &c Know ye that John Norton of Kittery 
in the County of York in the Province of the -Massachusetts 
Bay in New England Joyner for & in Consideration of the 
Sum of four Pounds in good Bills of Credit on the afores d 
Province to him in Hand paid before the Delivery hereof 
The Receipt Whereof he doth hereby acknowledged, hath 
remised released & for ever quitclaimed & by these Presents 
for himself & his Heirs doth fully freely & absolutely remise 
release & for ever quitclaim unto Nathaniel Hix ©f the same 
Place Shipwright in his full & peaceable Possession & Seizin 
& to his Heirs & Assigns for ever all such Right Estate Ti- 
tle Interest & Demand whatsoever as He the s d John Norton 
had or ought to have in or to all or any Part of a certain 
twenty Acres of Land situate lying & being in the Town- 
ship of -Kittery afores d by any Ways or Means whatsoever 
which was granted & laid out to Joseph Couch formerly of 
Kittery deceas d & is butted & bounded as folio weth that is 



Book XII, Fol. 2. 

to say beginning at Col William Pepperrells Head Line of 
his Land and running by the s d Line on an East & by South 
Course from Robert Mitchels Land unto Dennis Hix's Land 
& then running up into the Woods between the s d Robert 
Mitchels & Dennis Hix's Land to the New laid out Town 
Comons having Robert Mitchels on the West & Dennis 
Hixs Land on the East To have & to hold the s d Land & 
every Part of it unto the s d Nathaniel Hix his Heirs & As- 
signs & to the only use & behoof of the s d Nathaniel Hix 
his Heirs & Assigns for ever — So that neither he the s d 
John Norton nor any other Person or Persons from him or 
them or in his or their Names or in the Name Right or 
Stead of any of them shall or will by any Way or Means 
hereafter have challenge or Demand any Estate Right Title 
or Interest of in or to the Premisses or any Part or Parcell 
thereof But from all & every Action Right Estate Title In- 
terest or Demand of in or to the Premisses or any Part & 
Parcell thereof they & every of them shall be utterly ex- 
cluded & barred forever by these Presents — In Witness 
whereof the s d John Norton hath hereunto set his Hand & 
Seal this twelfth Day of August Anno Domini One thousand 
seven hundred twenty & four Annoq> R ni R gis Georgii &c 
Magna Britannia &c Undecimo John Norton ( seal ) 

Signed Sealed & Delivered York ss | Kittery Aug* 12 th 
in Presence of 1724 John Norton psonally 

Thomas Allen appeared before me the Sub- 

Pel a Whittemore Jun r scriber one of his Majestys of 
the Peace for the County of York 
& did acknowledge this within In- 
strument to be his free Act & Deed 
Will m Pepperrell 
March 2 d 1725/6 Recorded according to the Original 
Examined by Jos : Moodey Reg r 



To all Pepple to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
wni^ Duning ing Know ye that William Duning of York in 
& to 6 the County of York in his Majesties Province of 

Jos.- Houit t h e Massachusetts Bay in New England Cord- 
wainer & Deborah his Wife she being the only surviving 
Child of Benjamin Donnel late of York deceased for & in 
Consideration of One Deed of Quitclaim & a Genea-al Re- 
lease bearing even Date with these Presents signed & Sealed 
by Joseph Hoult of s d York Yeoman & Mary his Wife & 



Book XII, Fol. 3. 

delivered to the s d William & Deborah Duning have remised 
released & for ever quitclaimed & by these Presents do 
remise release & for ever quitclaim unto the s d Joseph & 
Mary Hoult their Heirs & Assigns in their full & Peaceable 
Possession [3] All such .Right Estate Title Interest & De- 
mand whatsoever as they the s d William & Deborah Duning 
had or ought to have in or to all that Land which formerly 
was in the Possession of Thomas Donnel the Father of the 
s d Benjamin Donnell ; & Andrew Averett deceased & now 
improved by John & Nathaniel Donnell Sons of the s d 
Thomas Donnell lying on the North East Side of York River 
as also all the Land lying on the South West Side of s d York 
River excepting forty Acres released to the s d William Dun- 
ing & Deborah his Wife by the Deed above mentioned & a 
Piece of Marsh on the South West Branch of s d York River 
also quitclaimed therein — likewise s d Duning & his Wife 
Deborah do acquit to s d Hoult & his Wife all their Right to 
any Piece of Marsh lying on the North West Branch of s d 
York River which was owned by s d Thomas Donnell together 
with the Priviledges Profits & Comodities to the s d Land & 
Marsh belonging — To have and to hold the s d Land & 
Marsh & Premisses to the s d Joseph Hoult & Mary his Wife 
& his Heirs & Assigns for ever so that they the s d William 
Duning & Deborah his Wife nor their Heirs nor any other 
Person for him or them or in his or their Names or in the 
Name Right or Stead of any of them shall or will by any 
way or Means have claim challenge or demand any Estate 
Right Title or Interest of in or to the Premisses or any 
Part or Parcell thereof except as before excepted ; But from 
all & every Action Right Estate Title Interest or Demand 
of in or to the Premisses or any Part or Parcell thereof they 
& every of them shall be utterly excluded & barred for ever 
by these Presents And also the said William Duning & 
Deborah his Wife the above demised Premisses to the s d 
Joseph Hoult & Mary his Wife to his & their proper Use & 
Uses in Manner & Form aforespecified against their Heirs 
& Assigns & every of them shall Warrant & for ever defend 
by these Presents — In Witness whereof the s d William 
Duning & Deborah his Wife have hereunto set their Hands 
& Seals this Eighteenth Day of December Anno Domini 
One thousand seven hundred & twenty five — And in the 
twelfth Year of King Georges Reign It is to be understood 
before Signing that the said William Duning his Heirs &c 
shall bear one third Part of the Charges of Settling the 
dividing Line between the forty Acres on the South West 



Book XII, Fol. 3. 

Side of York River excepted in this Instrument & the Land 
of Samuel Bragdon on the North West Side thereof 
Signed Sealed & Delivered William Duning ( seal ) 

in Presence of us her 

Sam 11 Sewall Deborah }( Duning ( seal ) 

John Davis mark 

Jos : Moodey York ss | March 7 th 1725/6 This Day 

the above named William Duning & 
Deborah Duning both psonally appear- 
ing before me the Subscriber one of his 
Majesties Justices of the Peace for s d 
County & acknowledged, this foregoing In- 
strument to be their free Act & Deed 

Cor m Will m Pepperrell Jun r 
March 8 1725/6 Recorded according to the Original Ex- 
amined by Jos : Moodey Reg 1 ' 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come know ye 
that I Ebenezer More of Kittery in the County of York 
within the Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New Eng- 
land Shipwright have for & in Consideration of the Sum of 
two hundred pounds in good & Lawful Money of the Pro- 
vince, afores d to me in Hand before the Ensealing hereof 
well & truly paid by William Pepperrell of Kittery afores d 
Esqr the Receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge & my 
self therewith fully satisfied & contented & thereof & of 
every Part & Parcell thereof do exonerate acquit & Dis- 
cbarge the s d William Pepperrell his Heirs Exec rs Admin rs 
for ever by these Presents have given granted bargained 
sold aliened conveyed & confirmed And by these Pres ts do 
freely fully & absolutely give grant bargain sell aliene 
convey and confirm unto him the s d William Pepper- 
rell his Heirs & Assigns forever One Messuage or Tract of 
Land & Meadow lying & being in Kittery aforesaid con- 
taining by Estimation fifty Acres be it more or less. It 
being the whole of that Tract of Land & Meadow where I 
now dwell lying on the East Side of Spruce Creek bounded 
on the West by Part of s d Creek & is all y* Tract of Land 
& Meadow which I have that lies between the Land of Elihu 
Gunnison & William Tuckers together with my dwelling 
House Barns- Work Houses Building Yards Out Houses 
Fences Orchards & what other Buildings is on s d Land To 
have & to hold the s d granted & bargained Premisses with 



Book XII, Fol. 3. 

all the Appurtenances Priviledges & Comodities to the same 
belonging or in any wise appertaining to him the s d William 
Pepperrell his Heirs & Assigns for ever to his & their only 
proper Use Benefit & Behoof for ever — And I the s d Eben- 
ezer More for me my Heirs Exec rs Admin rs do covenant 
promise & grant to & with the s d William Pepperrell his 
Heirs & Assigns that before the Ensealing hereof I am the 
true sole & lawful Owner of the above bargained Premis- 
ses & am lawfully seized & possessed of the same in mine 
own proper Right as a good perfect & absolute Estate of 
Inheritance in Fee simple & have in my self good Right 
full Power & lawful Authority to grant bargain sell convey 
& confirm s d bargained Premisses in Manner as aboves d And 
that the s d William Pepperrell his Heirs & Assigns shall & 
may from Time to Time & at all Times for ever hereafter 
by Force & Virtue of these Presents lawfully peaceably & 
quietly have hold use occupy possess & enjoy the s d demised 
& bargained Premisses with the Appurtenances free & clear 
& freely & clearly acquitted exonerated & discharg d of from 
all & all Manner of former & other Gifts Grants Bargains 
Sales Leases Mortgages Wills Intails Joyntures Dowries 
Judgments Executions Incumbrances & Extents — Further- 
more I the s d Ebenezer More for my self my Heirs Execu- 
t rs Adm rs do covenant & engage the above demised Premisses 
to him the said William Pepperrell his Heirs & Assigns 
against the lawful Claims & Demands of any Person or 
Persons whatsoever for ever hereafter to warrant secure & 
defend — ; And Temperence More the Wife of Me the s d 
Ebenezer More doth by these Presents freely willingly give 
yield up & surrender all her Right of Dowry & Power of 
Thirds of in & unto the afore demised Premisses unto him 
the s d William Pepperrell his Heirs & Assigns — Provided 
nevertheless & it is the true Intent & Meaning of Grantor 
& Grantee in these Presents any Thing herein contained to 
the Contrary Notwithstanding that if the above named 
Ebenezer Moor his Heirs Exe'c rs Adm rs or Assigns do well & 
truly pay unto the above named William Pepperrell his 
Heirs Exec rs Adm rs or Assigns the full & whole Sum of two 
hundred Pounds lawful Money of afores d at on or before 
this Day three Years with lawful Interest to be paid yearly 
then this above Deed or Obligation & every Clause & Arti- 
cle therein contained shall be null void & of none Effect or 
else shall abide in full Force & Virtue — Sealed with my 



Book XII, Fol. 4. 

Seal Dated in Kittery afores d the fourth Day of March Anno 
Domini One Thousand seven hundred & twenty five 
Signed Sealed & Delivered Eben Moor ( seal ) 

in Presence of York ss | March 8 th 1725. This 

James Pamer Day the abovenam d Ebenezer 

Pel a Whittemore Moor psonally appearing before 

Ruth Morgridge the Subscriber One of his Majesties 

Justices of the Peace for s d County 
& acknowledged this foregoing Instru- 
ment to be his free Act & Deed 

Sam 11 Came 
March 8 th 1725/6 Recorded according to the Original 
Examined by Jos : Moodey Reg r 



[4] To all People to whom these Presents shall come 
Greeting Now Know ye that We Joseph Littlefield & Sam- 
uel Tredwell of Wells in the County of York in the Province 
of the Massachusetts Bay in New England Yeoman for & in 
Consideration of a valuable Sum in Hand paid by Nicholas 
Cole of Wells afores d Millwright have given & granted & 
do by these Presents for our selves our Heirs Exec rs & 
Adm rs give grant bargain sell alienate enfeoffe & confirm to 
Nicholas Cole afores d all our Right Title Property & Privi- 
ledge to one hundred Acres of Land near to little River 
great Falls & ten Acres of Marsh or fresh Meadow which 



was granted & given bv the Town of Wells at a legal Town 
Meeting unto AVilliam Frost & Jonathan Hamond upon 
the ninth Day of May Anno Domini One thousand six hun- 
dred & Eighty two as by s d Town Grant may more fully 
appear — Excepting three Acres of Land on the West Side 
of the Falls & two on the Easterly Side of the River & 
Falls which are reserved for the Use & Priviledge of the 
Mill or Milis that is or hereafter May be built on s d Falls 
according to the Tenour of a Letter of Partnership between 
William Frost afores d & Jonathan Hamond Father in Law 
to s d Samuel Tredwell & Joseph Littlefield Father to aboves d 
Joseph Littlefield which Letter of Partnership bears Date 
January 23 Anno Domini 1684. The which Part or Interest 
of ours unto s d Hundred Acres of Land & ten Acres of 
Marsh (excepting what is before excepted) We the s d Sam- 
uel Tredwell & Joseph Littlefield do make over & confirm 
as afores d unto s d Nicholas Cole his Heirs Exec rs Admin 1 ' 8 or 
Assigns To have & to hold as a free & clear Estate in Fee 
Simple for ever together the Rights & Appurtenances 



Book XII, Fol. 4. 

thereto belonging or any ways appertaining — And We the 
aboves d Samuel Tredwell & Joseph Littlefield do for our 
selves our Heirs Exec rs & Admin rs covenant & promise with 
the aboves d Nicholas Cole & his Heirs & Successors that it 
is free & clear of all other & former Gifts Grants Bargains 
Sales or Incumbrace whatsoever by us or either of us our 
Heirs or Assigns. Furthermore that we will warrant & de- 
fend the same from all or any Person or Persons in, by, 
from or under us or either of us our Heirs Exec rs Adm rs or 
Assigns laying any legal Claim thereto In Witness whereof 
we the aboves d Samuel Tredwell & Joseph Littlefield have 
hereto set our Hands & Seals the twenty seventh day of No- 
vember Anno Domini 1723. And in the Tenth Year of the 
Reign of our Sovereign Lord George by the Grace of God 
of Great Britain France & Ireland King Defender of the 
Faith &c Joseph Littlefield ( seal ) 

Signed Sealed & Delivered , Samuel Tredwell ( seal ) 
in Presence of us York sc | Wells Decem br 4 th 1723. 

Hannah Emery Then the abovenamed Joseph Lit- 

Sarah Emery tlefield & Samuel Tredwell each of 

Samuel Emery them psonally appeared & acknowl- 
edged the within written Instrument to 
be their voluntary Act & Deed. 

before me Joseph Hill Jus : Pac s 
March 12 th 1725/6. Recorded according to the Original 
Examined by Jos : Moodey Reg r 



1724 Know all Men by these Presents that I Joseph 
Weare of York in the County of York Husbandman have 
remised released & forever quitclaimed to Peter Weare of 
York in s d County of York afores d Husbandman & do for 
me my Heirs Exec rs Admin rs & Assigns remise release & for 
ever quitclaim unto Peter Weare of York in s d County of 
York all & all Manner of Right Title & Interest I have had 
or ever ought to have to a certain Tract of Land running & 
bounded as followeth viz — beginning at the North East 
Corner of the Land that was formerly Cap fc Abraham Prebles 
late of York deceased & from thence running North & by 
East thirty nine Poles or Pearch to a black Birch Stump 
marked on four Sides & from s d Stump running South West 
twenty nine Poles or Pearch to a Heap of Rocks & from s d 
Rocks running South sixteen Poles to a white Oak Stake 
marked on two Sides & from s d Stake running South West 
seventy six Poles to an Hemlock Stake marked on four 



Book XII, Fol. 4. 

Sides & from s d Stake running West North West sixty 
Poles to a small Red Birch marked on four Sides & from s d 
birch running North East ninety eight Poles to the Heap of 
Rocks aboves d be it more or less according to the bounds 
aboves d from & after this Date I do hereby exclude my self 
my Heirs Exec 1 ' 8 Admin rs & Assigns as Witness my Hand & 
Seal this twenty first Day of October in the Year of our 
Lord 1724. 

his 

Signed Sealed & Delivered Joseph Weare 

in Presence of US mark ( Seal ) 

Edward Preble Sarah Weare 

Joseph Say ward York Sc | March 17 th 1726 Joseph 

Benj a Wright Weare psonally appeared before me 

the Subscriber & acknowledged the 

within written Instrument to be his 

free Act & Deed 

before Sam 11 Came Jus : Peace 
March 19 th 1725/6. Recorded according to the Original 
Examined by Jos : Moodey Reg r 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come I Moses 
Spencer of the Town of Berwick in the County 
Mosesspencer of Yo rk in his Majesty's Province of the Massa- 
Peter Grant chusetts Bay in New England yeoman & Elisabeth 
his Wife sendeth Greeting know ye that for divers good Causes 
us hereunto moving but more especially for & in Consider- 
ation of the full Sum of thirteen Pounds & ten Shillings in 
currant Money of New England to us in Hand well & truly 
paid before the Ensealing & Delivery of these Presents by 
Peter Grant of the Town of Barwick afores d Husbandman 
the Receipt whereof we do acknowledge our selves to be 
fully satisfied contented & paid for every Part herein given 
granted bargained & sold & do by these Presents for our 
selves our Heirs Exec rs Admin rs & Assigns for ever fully 
freely & absolutely give grant sell alienate enfeoff assign 
convey passoever & confirm unto him the afores d Peter 
Grant & to his Heirs Execut rs Admin rs & Assigns for ever 
a certain Piece or Parcel of Marsh or Medow Ground con- 
taining four Acres wanting twenty Poles lying being & sit- 
uate in the Township of Berwick afores d butted & bounded 
as followeth viz — -'Beginning one Rod North from the West 
Corner on the North Side of Joseph Jellisons Marsh that 
the s d Jellison bought of Baker Nason & Benjamin Nason 



Book XII, Fol. 5. 

& from thence runing West by South seventeen Poles then 
South thirty seven Poles to the Upland on the South Side 
of s d Marsh then bounded by s d Upland to the South 
Corner : at the West End of the fores' 1 Joseph Jellisons 
Marsh then North half West twenty eight Poles by s d Jell- 
sons Marsh & joyning to it to the North side of s d Marsh 
to its first Bounds or Station above mentioned All which 
four Acres of Marsh wanting twenty Rods as afores d To 
have & to hold to him the s d Peter Grant & to his Heirs 
Exec rs Admin 1 ' 8 & Assigns for ever with all & singular the 
Appurtenances Priviledges & Comodities thereunto belong- 
ing freely & clearly exonerated acquitted & discharged of 
& from all & all Manner of former Gifts Grants Sales Wills 
Dowries Right of Thirds or any other Incumbrances what- 
soever had made done or suffered to be done by me the 
fores d Moses Spencer whereby the fores d Peter Grant or his 
Heirs Exec rs Admin rs or Assigns may be in any Ways mo- 
lested or disturbed in their quiet & peaceable enjoyment & 
improvement of the above granted Premisses — And fur- 
ther I the afores d Moses Spencer do by these Presents for my 
self my Heirs Exec rs Admin rs & Assigns for ever covenant 
promise grant & agree to & with the afores d Peter Grant & 
Heirs Exec rs Adm rs & Assigns to save them harmless & war- 
rant & for ever defend them against any [5] Person or per- 
sons whatsoever that shall from Time to .... or at any 
Time for ever hereafter claim any lawful Right Title or De- 
mand in or to the abovegranted Premisses or any Part thereof 
In Witness whereof we the afores d Moses Spencer & Elisabeth 
his Wife have hereunto set our Hands & Seals this twenty 
Day of March Anno Domini One thousand seven hundred 
& twenty three four & in the tenth Year of King Georges 
Reign &c] The word [Pounds] in the fifth Line was inter- 
lined before Signing hereof hl j^ 
Signed Sealed & Delivered Moses^ Spencer ( seal ) 
in Presence of us Mark 

her 

James Grant } Elisabeth (Tj Spencer seal 

John Warren i Witnesses mfi± 

James Warren ) Y ork Sc. | Nov r 11 th 1725. 

This Day the within named 
Moses Spencer psonally ap- 
peared before the Subscriber 
one of his Maj tys Justices of the 
Peace for s d County & acknowl- 
edged this within Instrument to be 
his free Act & Deed 

Cor W m Pepperrell Jun 1 ' 






Book XII, Fol. 5. 

March 23 d * 1725/6 Recorded according to the Original 
Examined by Jos: Moodey Reg r 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come I Moses 
Spencer of the Town of Berwick in the County 
oses^pen.or ^ Y rk in the Province of the Massachusetts 
peter Grant Bay in New England Yeoman & Elisabeth his 
Wife sendeth greeting Know ye that for & in Consideration 
of the full Sum of thirty seven Pounds & nineteen shillings 
in current Money of New England to us in Hand well & 
truly paid before the Ensealing & Delivery of these Pres- 
ents by Peter Grant of the same Town & County afores d 
Husbandman the Receipt whereof we do acknowledge our 
selves to be fully satisfied contented & paid for every Part 
Have given granted bargained & sold & by these Presents 
for our selves & our Heirs Exec rs Admin 1 * 8 & Assigns for 
ever fully freely & absolutely give grant bargain sell alienate 
enfeoff assign convey pass over & confirm unto him the 
fores d Peter Grant & to his Heirs Exec rs Admin 1 ' & Assigns for 
ever a certain Piece or Parcell of Marsh containing eight Acres 

h-wo more or less that Marsh which is known & called 

O 5 C: 

§.2~o by the Name of the Long Marsh with twenty six 

jj||® £ Acres of Land adjoyning to s d Marsh lying being & 

S%$ £% situate in the Township of Berwick near to a Pond 

*3*oP called Willcocks Pond all which eight Acres of 

§ g ga Marsh more or less with the twenty six Acres of 

g ^x^ Land adjoyning to it to have & to hold to him the 

I g$g fores d Peter Grant & to his Heirs Exec rs Adm r * & 

^ g§ * Assigns for ever with all & singular theAppurtenan- 

oq t.c& ces Priviledges & Comodities thereunto belonging 

H.g.g freely & clearly exonerated acquitted & discharged 

^s & of & from all & all Manner of former & other 

za2 Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Wills Dowers Right 

|Sa of Thirds or any other Incumbrances whatsoever 

had done or suffered to be done by me the fores d 

Moses Spencer w r by the fores d Peter Grant or 

his Heirs Exec rs Admin rs or Assigns may be in 

any Ways molested or disturbed in their quiet 

& peaceable Injoyment & Improvement of the 

above granted Premisses A . . . further I the 

afores d Moses Spencer do by these Presents for 

my self & my Heirs Exec rs Admin rs & Assigns 

for ever covenant promise grant & agree to & 

with the fores d Peter Grant & his Heirs Exec rs Adm rs 







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Spen- 
what 
I say 
•ant 



Book XII, Fol. 5. 

& Assigns for ever to save them harmless & t# Warrant & 
for ever defend them against any Person or Persons what- 
soever that shall from Time to Time or at any Time for- 
ever here after claim or challenge any lawful Right or Title 
to the above granted Premisses or any Part thereof — Pro- 
vided always & these Presents are upon Condition Never- 
theless that if the abovenamed Moses Spencer or his Heirs 
Exec rs Admin 1 ' 8 or Assigns shall & do well & truly pay or 
cause* to be paid unto the aforenamed Peter Grant or his 
certain Attorney Heirs Exec rs Admin rs or Assigns at Bar- 
wick afores d in currant Money of New England the full Sum 
of thirty seven Pounds & nineteen shillings at or upon the 
tenth Day of October next ensuing the Date of these Pres- 
ents without Fraud Coven or farther Delay that then this 
Present Deed of Bargain & Sale & every Clause & Article 
therein contained shall cease determine be null void & of 
none Effect but if Default happen to be made in the afores d 
Payments contrary to the true Intent thereof then to abide 
& remain in full Force Strength & Virtue to all Intents & 
Purposes in the Law whatsoever — In Witness hereof We 
the fores d Moses Spencer & Elisabeth his Wife have here- 
unto set our Hands & Seals this thirty Day of November 
Annoq> Domini One thousand seven hundred & twenty four 
& in the eleventh Year of King Georges Reign 
Signed Sealed & Delivered * his 

in the Presence of us Moses 4f- Spencer (seal ) 

her "^ ' mark 

Mar y f/3> Spencer _„ l , j£ 

w ,, Elisabeth f 7 ] Spencer ( seal ) 

Witnesses ,>-< L v J 



mark 

John Coopper Jun 1 ' 
James W T arren 



>vuuesse» M ~ k 

York ss | Nov r 11 th 1725. This 
Day the abovenam d Moses Spen- 
cer psonally appeared before the 
Subscriber one of his Majestys Jus- 
tices of the Peace for s d County & 
acknowledged this foregoing Instru- 
ment to be his free Act & Deed 

Cor W m Pepperrell Jun r 
March 23 d 1725/6 Recorded according to the Original 
Exam d by Jos : Moodey Reg r 



Know all Men by these Presents that I Alexander Grant 
. sen r of Berwick in the County of York & within 

Alexand r Grant " , z. , . n 1 

To his Majesty s Province of the Massachusetts 

Bay in New England Husbandman for & in 

Consideration of the Sum of sixty Pounds in publik Bills of 



Book XII, Fol. 6. 

Credit in s d Province to me in Hand well & truly paid at 
the Ensealing & delivery of these Presents by Peter Grant 
of the Town County & Province afores d Husbandman the 
Receipt whereof I acknowledge & own my self fully satis- 
fied contented & paid & do acquit the s d Peter Grant his 
Heirs Exec rs & Admin™ of the same forever have given 
granted bargained sold aliened enfeoffed assigned set over 
& confirmed & by these Presents have fully freely clearly & 
absolutely given granted bargained sold aliened enfeoffed 
& confirmed unto the s d Peter Grant & to his Heirs Exec™ 
Admin™ & Assigns for ever two Pieces of Land situate 
lying & being in s d Berwick containing by Estimation seven 
Acres & a Quarter bouned with a East & by North Line 
Eighty one Poles & by the High Way fourteen Poles on a 
Square with the other Line & on Abbotts Line seventy nine 
Poles & on the West End North by East fifteen Poles & 
bounded on the North with the Land of Daniel Grant & 
James Grant & on the East on s d High Way And on the 
South with the Land of Sam 11 Abbott & Walter Abbott & 
on the West with the s d Alexander Grants Land — And 
also one Acre of Land lying in the s d Alexander Grants 
lower Field next Nechawannock River — Together with all 
■& singular the Ways Profits Rights Comon Rights Fencings 
Comodities Hereditaments & Appurtenances & whatsoever 
thereunto unto belongs or is by any Manner of Ways or 
Means appertaining (always excepting that the s d Alexan- 
der Grant shall have convenient High Way of about twelve 
feet wide through the s d seven Acres to the aboves d High 
Way He paying his Proportion for the fencing s d Way To 
have & to hold the s d Pieces of Land & all the other above 
granted & bargained Premisses with their Appurtenances 
(excepting the above excepted) unto him the aboves d Peter 
Grant & to his & their own proper Use Benefit & Behoof 
forever, And the s d Peter Grant his Heirs Exec™ Admin™ & 
Assigns shall & may from hence forth & for ever hereafter 
lawfully peaceably & quietly have hold use occupy possess 
enjoy & emprove the s d Pieces of Land with all other the 
above granted & bargained Premisses with their Appurte- 
nances (excepted the above excepted) they being free & 
clear & clearly acquitted exonerated & discharged of & 
from all Manner of former & other Gifts Grants Bargains 
Sales Leases [6] Mortgages Titles Thirds Dowries Judg- 
ments Executions Claims & Demands whatsoever — And 
further I the s d Alexander Grant my Heirs Execut™ & 
Adm™ shall & will from hence forth & for ever hereafter 
Warrant & defend the s d two Pieces of Land with all y e 
Book xii. 3 



Book XII, Fol. 6. 

other above granted & bargained premisses with their Ap- 
purtenances (excepting the above excepted) unto him the 
s d Peter Grant & to his his Heirs Exec 1 ' 5 Admin rs & Assigns 
forever against the lawful Claims & Demands of all & every 
Person whatsoever In Witness whereof I have hereunto set 
my Hand & Seal March the twenty first Anno Domini sev- 
enteen hundred & twenty six & in the twelfth Year of his 
Majesty King Georges Reign over Great Britain &c 
Signed Sealed & Delivered Agreed before Signing & Seal- 
in the Presence of us ing that y e said Peter Grant 
James Grant shall be at the Charge of Main- 
llis taining the Fence that shall be 
Etherington >£/ Hearl the atlotted Way to s d High- 

jjJar k way thro" seven Acres 

John Brad street Alexander Grant ( seal ) 

York Sc. Berwick March 22 d 1725/6. Alexander Grant 
psonally appearing acknowledge the above & within writ- 
ten Instrument to be his Act & Deed 

before Me Sam 11 Plaisted J. Pac s 
March 23 d 1725/6 Recorded according to the Original 
Examined 

by Jos : Moodey Reg r 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing &c know ye that I Joseph Weare, of York 
To ' in the County of York, within his Majesty s 

Henry Simpson p rovince of the Massachusetts Bay, in New 

England Yeoman ; for & in Consideration f of the Sum of 
ninety Pounds, to me in Hand before the Ensealing hereof 
well & truly paid by Henry Simpson Jun r of s d York Cord- 
wainer ; the Receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge & 
my self therewith fully satisfied contented & paid & thereof, 
& of every Part & Parcel thereof do exonerate acquit & 
discharge the s d Henry Simpson his Heirs Exec rs Admin rs 
forever by these Presents ; have given granted, bargained, 
sold, aliened, conveyed & confirmed; & by these Presents 
do give grant bargain, sell, aliene, convey & confirm unto 
him the s d Henry Simpson his Heirs & Assigns for ever 
freely fully & abolutely — One certain Messuage or Tract 
of Land situate lying & being within the Township of York 
afores d near an Hill comonly called Tonnemy Hill ; which was 
formerly granted by the Town ofYork to Daniel Black late 
of s d York deceas d ; & afterwards conveyed to John Harmon 
of s d York ; & by him sold to Diamond Sargent of s d York 
as by a Deed of Sale under the Hand & Seal of y e s d John 



Book XII, Fol. 6. 

Harmon bearing Date the fifth Day of February One thou- 
sand seven hundred & eighteen nineteen may appear & by 
s d Diamond Sargent conveyed to me the s d Joseph Weare, 
by an Instrument under his Hand & Seal bearing Date the 
twenty second Day of November last past ; containing by 
Estimation twenty Acres be the same more or less ; butted 
& bounded as followeth viz 1 Beginning at a Black Birch 
Tree at the Westward Corner of the Land of Abraham 
Preble Esqr late of s d York deceased lying near aboves d 
Tonnemy Hill, And from thence running North West forty 
Poles to a red Birch Tree marked on four Sides ; And then 
North East one hundred Poles to a Pitch Pine Tree Marked 
on four Side, & so along South East to s d Prebles Land & 
by s d Prebles Land to the Birch Tree first above mentioned 
or however otherwise the same is butted & bounded To 
have & to hold the s d granted & bargained Premisses with 
all the Priviledges Appurtenances & Comodities to the 
same belonging or in any wise appertaining to him the s d 
Henry Simpson his Heirs & Assigns for ever To his & their 
only proper Use Benefit & Behoof for ever. And I the s d 
Joseph Weare for me my Heirs Exec 1 ' 8 Admin rs do covenant 
promise & grant to & with the s d Henry Simpson bis Heirs 
& Assigns that before the Ensealing hereof I am the true 
sote & lawful Owner of the above bargained Premisses & 
am lawfully seized & possessed of the same in mine own 
Proper Right, as a good, pfect & absolute Estate of Inheri- 
tance in Fee Simple & have in my self good Right full 
Power & lawful Authority to grant, bargain sell convey & 
confirm s d bargained Premisses in Manner as afores d And 
that the s d Henuy Simpson his Heirs & Assigns shall & may 
from Time to Time & at all Times for ever hereafter by 
Force & Virtue of these Presents lawfully peaceably & qui- 
etly have hold use occupy possess & enjoy the s d demised & 
bargained Premisses free & clear & freely & clearly acquit- 
ted exonerated & discharged of, from all former & other 
Gifts, Grants, Bargains, Sales, Leases, Mortgages, Wills, 
Entails, Joyntures, Dowries, Judgments, Executions, In- 
cumbrances & Extents Moreover I the s d Joseph Weare for 
me, my Heirs, Exec rs Adm rs do covenant & engage the afore 
demised Premisses to him the s d Henry Simpson his Heirs 
& Assigns against the lawful Claims & Demands of any 
Person or Persons [whomsoever] for ever hereafter to war- 
rant secure & defend by these Presents — And Sarah Weare 
the Wife of me the s d Joseph Weare doth by these Presents 
freely willing give yield up & surrender unto the s d Henry 
Simpson his Heirs & Assigns for ever all her Right of 
Dower of Thirds of, in & unto the afore demised Premisses. 



Book XII, Fol. 6. 



In Witness whereof the s d Joseph & Sarah Weare have 
hereunto set their Hands & Seals this eleventh Day of 
March in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred 
& twenty five six — And in the twelfth Year of the Reign 
Lord George of Great Britain France & Ireland King De- 
fender of the Faith &c — The Word [whomsoever] betwixt 



Line 13 th & 14 th on this Page interlined before signing 
Signed Sealed & Delivered Joseph q Weare ( Scal j 

Mark 



in Presence of us 
Jacob Curtis 
Abigail Curtis 
Peter Wear 



Sarah Wier 



( Seal j 

York Sc. March 11 th 1725/6: 
Joseph Weare & Sarah his Wife 
psonally appearing acknowledged 
the above Instrument in Writing 
to be their free Act & Deed 
before Me Samuel Came Jus. Pac s 
March 29 th 1726 Recorded according to the Original Ex- 
amined by Jos : Moodey Reg r 



This Indenture made the Twenty fifth Day of Deceber 
in y e Year of our Lord One thousand seven 
Jn °To dy hundred and Twenty three & in y e Tenth Year 

sam» stacy of y e Reign of our Sovereign Lord George King 
of great Brittain France & Ireland &c between John Tidy 
of Kittery in y e County of York within y e Province of y e 
Massachusetts Bay in New England Yeoman on y e One Part 
& Samuel Stacy of Kittery afores d Yeoman alias Ship- 
wright on y e other Part. Whereas there are some Lands be- 
longing to y e afores d John Tidy & Samuel Stacy Scituate & 
being in Kittery afores d being y e Homesteads of y e s d Parties 
& inasmuch as there having been several Disputes & Contests 
relating to their Dividing Line to y e End Intent & Purpose 
that y e said John Tidy his Heirs & Assigns on y e One Part 
& y e s d Samuel Stacy his Heirs & Assigns on y e other Part 
might know have Hold Use Possess & injoy their Lands 
peaceably & quietly respectively forever do Agree that y e 
Dividing Line between them shall begin at a certain Red- 
Oak-Tree standing at y e Head of a Salt' Cove to y e south- 
ward of y e House where y e Widow Stacy now Dwells & 
runs East-North-East One degree Easterly One hundred & 
thirty four Poles to y e Westerly End of William Smith his 
Land to a certain Stone there set up for a Bound-Mark the 
s' 1 John Tidy his Heirs & Assigns should have Hold Use 
Possess & enjoy all y e Land on y c Southerly side of s d Line 



Book XII, Fol. 7. 

& y e said Samuel [7] Stacy his Heirs & Assigns should 
have hold Use Possess & enjoy all y e Land on y e Northerly 
Side of said Line & also from y e Red-Oak Tree afores d to 
run West-South- West one Degree Westward across y e Cove 
afores d to High-water-mark on y e south side of said Cove 
till it comes to y e Main River or mouth of s d Cove the said 
John Tidy his Heirs & Assigns should have hold Use Pos- 
sess & enjoy all y e Land & Flatts on y e southerly side of 
said Line last mentioned & y e said Samuel Stacy his Heirs 
& Assigns should Have Hold Use Possess & enjoy all the 
Lands & Flatts on y e Northerly side of y e Line last men- 
tioned Now this Indenture Witnesseth for further Confir- 
mation of the aforesaid Divisions & Partitions that y e s d 
John Tidy for himself & for his Heirs Executors Adminis- 
trators & Assigns doth fully freely & absolutely Grant Re- 
lease Assign Enfeoff Ratifie & Confirm unto y e afores d 
Samuel Stacy his Heirs & Assigns forever all y e foremen- 
tioned Lands as it is Divided by y e Lines before described 
together with all & singular y e Rights Priviledges & Ap- 
purtenances thereunto belonging to Have & to Hold Use 
Occupy Possess & enjoy unto y e said Samuel Stacy his 
Heirs & Assigns in severalty forever 

In witness whereof y e said John Tydy hath to this Inden- 
ture on his Part put his Hand & Seal y e Day & Year first 
above written 

Signed Sealed & Delivered. John Tidy ( seal ) 

in the Presence of Us York ss. Jan r y 14 th 172| John 

John Belcher Tidy above named Acknowl- 

Joseph Cross edged the above written Instru- 

John Frost ment to be his free Act & Deed 

Before Charles Frost J. Peace 
April 4 th 1726 Recorded according to the Original & Ex- 
amined 

by Jos : Moodey Reg r 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Lewis 
Allen of Annapolis Royal in Nova Scotia in 
America Blacksmith sendeth Greeting Know ye 
that I the s d Lewis Allen for & in Consideration 
of the Sum. of sixty Pounds currant Money of New Eng- 
land to me in Hand at & before the Ensealing & Delivery 
hereof well & truly paid by Lewis Bane of York in the 
County of York in the Province of the Massachusetts Bay 
in New England Gentlem the Receipt whereof I do hereby 
acknowledge & my self therewith fully satisfied & contented 



Book XII, Fol. 7. 

& thereof & of every Part & Parcel thereof do hereby ac- 
quit exonerate & discharge him the s d Lewis Bane his Heirs 
Execut" & Admin" forever by these Presents have given, 
granted bargained sold aliened conveyed & confirmed & by 
these Presents do freely fully & absolutely give grant bar- 
gain sell aliene convey & confirm unto him the s d Lewis 
Bane his Heirs & Assigns for ever all my Right Title & 
Interest Claim & Demand whatsoever [whic I now have or 
ever had] unto any Lands Tenements, Housing Mills or 
any other Estate whatsoever within the Town or Townsh 
of Wells in s d County of York & Province ot the Massachu- 
setts Bay in New England afores d & p r ticularly & especially 
all my Right Title & Interest Claim & Demand in or to one 
certain Tract of Land within the s d Town or Township of 
Wells Which formerly did belong to or was in the Posses- 
sion of one William Frost of s d Town of Wells To have and 
to hold the s d granted & bargained Premisses with all the 
Appurtenances Priviledges & Comodities to the same be- 
longing or in any wise appertaining To him the s d Lewis 
Bane his Heirs & Assigns forever To his & their only Use 
Benefit and Behoof forever And I the said Lewis Allen for 
my self my Heirs Exec" & Admin" do covenant promise & 
grant to & with the said Lewis Bane his Heirs & Assigns 
that before the Ensealing hereof I am the true sole & law- 
ful Owner of the before mentioned certain Tract of Land 
(which did formerly belong unto, or was in the Possession 
of one William Frost of Wells) & am lawfully seized & 
possessed of the same in my own proper Right as a good 
perfect & absolute Estate of Inheritance in Fee simple & 
have in my self good Right full Power & lawful Authority 
to grant bargain sell convey & confirm the same in Manner 
as afores d And that the s d Lewis Bane his Heirs & Assigns 
shall & may from Time to Time & at all Times for ever 
hereafter by Force & Virtue of these Presents lawfully 
peaceably & quietly have hold use occupy possess & enjoy 
the s d demised & bargained Premisses with the Appurte- 
nances free & clear & clearly acquitted & discharged of & 
from all & all Manner of of former or other Gifts, Grants, 
Bargains Sales Leases Mortgages Wills Entails Joyntures 
Dowries Judgments Executions Encumbrances & Extents — 
And further I the s d Lewis Allen do for ray self my Heirs 
Exec" & Admin" covenant & engage to warrant & defend 
the above demised Tract of Land & all other Lands Houses 
or Mills which I now have or ever had within Township of 
Wells afores a against the lawful Claims & Demands of 
any Person or Persons whomsoever And Mar- 
garet Allen the Wife of me the s d Lewis Allen doth by 



Book XII, Fol. 8. 

these Presents freely & willingly give up & surrender all 
her Eight of Dowry & Power of Thirds of in & unto the 
above demised Premisses unto him the s d Lewis Bane his 
Heirs & Assigns — In Witness whereof I have hereunto set 
my Hand & Seal this Tenth Day of May Annoq> Domini 
one thousand seven hundred & twenty, And in the sixth 
Year of his Majestys Reign George by the Grace of God 
of Great Britain &c King Defender of the Faith 
Signed Sealed and Delivered Memorand™ The Words 

in the Presence of us (which I now have or ever 

Jn° Rogers had) between the 13 th & 

Jos : Bissel 14 th Lines from the Bot- 

tom in the first Page, & 
also the word (Self) in the 
first Line in second Page 
were interlined before 
Signing & Sealing 

Marque / J /X de Louis Alin aprouue par ( seal ) 

Mark 

Nous soubzsine the ~/~ of Mar g it Allin ( Seal ) 
Joseph Dugas 
Pierre Bourg 

Attested by Me John Dousett 

Suffolk ss Boston June the 6 th 1722 Joseph Bissell ap- 
peared & made Oath hat he was Present & saw Margaret 
Allin Execute this Instrument that he & John Rogers 
signed as Witnesses 

Before Me Sam 11 Checkley J. Peace 
April 5. 1726 N° 13. A true Copy of the Original Ex- 
amined by Jos : Moodey Reg r 



[8] The Testimony of Martha Lord aged eighty four 
Ma Years or thereabout saith that her Father 

Eiisa William Everett formerly of Kittery in the 

for J County of York deceas d did in his Life Time 

dwell on a Tract of Land in Kittery afores d now in the 
Possession of Cap* John Leighton & that said Everets 
House stood by an old Orchard [Part of which is yet re- 
maining s d House stood on the North West Side of s d 
Orchard betwe n s d cha ] & a certain run of Water 
Issuing into Piscataqua River which Run of Water is North- 
ward from the most Northerly Point of Watts Fort so called 
which House my Mother lived in & Possessed after the 



Book XII, Fol. 8. 

Death of my s d Father untill she married with Isaac Nash 
& they sold the same to M r Wil m Leighton | And that she 
never knew or understood that Major Shapleigh claimed 
any further than the Lane between him & Nicholas Frost 
deceased She further saith that her Father died about sev- 
enty two years since 

Elisabeth Gowen Aged seventy-nine Years or thereabout 
testifieth to the Truth of what is above written onely she 
doth not remember Will m Everetts living on the Place 
aboves d but his Widow after his Decease 

York Sc | March 18 th 1723/4 Martha Lord & Elisabeth 
Gowen above named made Oath to the Truth of their re- 
spective Affidavits above written Taken in Perpetuam Rei 
Memoriam 

Coram Charles Frost ) Justices 
Jos Hamond £ Quorum 

April 6 th 1726. N° 1 A true Copy of the Original Re- 
ceived under Seal — Examined 

by Jos : Moodey Reg r 



Laid out to John Crocket & Samson Plomer 80 Acres of 
Land situate & lying on the South West 
sam C s?n k Side of the Mast Road at Donston which 

Land at sc rough | eac [ s over Philips Bridge beginning at a 
Beach Tree marked i.e. & w.f. & runs North West or 
thereabouts 80 Poles to a beech Tree marked w. f & i C & 
from thence South West eighty Poles & from thence to the 
Beech Tree where we first began laid out by M r 

Nathan Knight Lott layer 
March 16 th Day 1725/6 

April 4 th 1726. A true Copy of the Original Examined 

by Jos : Moodey Reg r 



Know all Men by these Presents that I Richard Tarr of 
Gloster in the County of Essex in New Eng- 
RiC To Ta land Husbandman for & in Consideration of of a 

jnopotte valuable Sum of Money received in Hand to my 

full Satisfaction of John Potter of Ipswich in the same 
County afores d with which I do acknowledge my self fully 
satisfied & paid I the afores d Rich d Tarr have by these Pres- 
ents bargained & sold & do by these fully & absolutely 
bargain & sell aliene & confirm unto John Potter afores d 
& ' Heirs Exec rs Administrators or Assigns all that Parcell 



Book XII, Fol. 8. 

of Land consisti fifty Acres be it more or less being 

the one half of one h Acres which did belong to 

Kich d Zilly situate & lying in S on the West Side 

of the River bounded South with the Land William 

Dicers East with the afores d iver To h e & the 

afores d ingul rivil 

ereun 



Times to use occupy & 
enjoy all all the afores d bargained Premisses as his & their 
own proper Right of Inheritance & I the abovenamed 
Richard Tarr for my self my Heirs Executors Administ™ & 
Assigns do covenant to & with the s d John Potter & his 
Heirs Exec rs Admin rs & Assigns to Warrantize the Sale of 
the afores d Premisses from all manner of Person or Persons 
whatsoever from by or under me my Heirs Executors Ad- 
min rs or Assigns any ways laying Claim thereunto & that it 
is free & freely discharged from all other former Gifts 
Grants bargains Sales Mortgages Dowries Judments Execu- 
tions or any other Entanglements whatsoever As witness 
my Hand & Seal this fifteenth Day of June One thousand 
six hundred ninety & three in the fifth Year of our Sover- 
eigns William & Mary the third of England Scotland France 
& Ireland Kin^ Defender of the Faith &c 
Signed Sealed & Delivered Richard Tarr ( seal ) 

in Presence of us Witnesses The word Administrators 
Edward Dear word of word Claim was in- 

John Graves terlined before Sealing 

Essex Sc/ Ipswich Dec r 24. 1713. Then the aboves d 
Rich d Tarr psonally appeared & acknowledged the aboves d 
Instrument to be his free Act & Deed 

before John Appleton J. P s 
April 7 th 1726 N° 12 A true Copy of the Original Ex- 
amined by Jos : Moodey Reg r 






To all People to whom these Presents shall come know y e 
Frost * at I J° nn Frost jun r of Kittery in the County 

To of York within the Province of the Massachu- 

setts Bay in New England Yeoman have for & 
in Consideration of* a Bond of four hundred pounds given 
to me by Charles Frost of Kittery afores d Yeoman bearing 
Date y e 21 st Day of this Instant Month : The Condition of 
which is that if the s d Charles Frost shall pay unto my 
Brother Simon Frost all my Part of a hundred pounds in 



Book XII, Fol. 9. 

Bills of Credit & also all my Part to supply him with Nec- 
essaries untill he hath perfected his Study at the College 
according to the Direction of my Father Charles Frost 
Esqr late of Kittery deceased as is mentioned in his last 
Will & Testament the Receipt of which Bond I do hereby 
acknowledge & my self therewith fully & entirely satisfied 
& contented & paid, have by these Presents given granted 
bargained & sold & do by these Presents fully freely & 
absolutely give grant bargain & sell unto the s d Charles 
Frost his Heirs Exec rs Admin rs & Assigns all my Right Title 
& Interest which I have or ought to have to all the Land 
Mill Fences Houses Timber & Trees which was given to me 
by my s d Father Charles Frost Esqr in his last Will & Tes- 
tament which was during my natural Life lying & being in 
Kittery afores d which was Part of the Farm whereon the s d 
Charles Frost Esqr formerly dwelt it being the South & 
East Part of s d Farm at Sturgeon Creek as p s d Will may 
more plainly appear To have & to hold all the above granted 
and bargained premisses with all the Priviledges & Appur- 
tenances to the same nging or in any Ways appertain- 
ing to him the s d Charles Frost his Exec rs Admin rs & 
Assigns for & during the s d John Frosts natural 
Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand & Seal this 
twenty first cemb r Anno Domini One thousand 
seven hundred & twenty five Jn° ffrost ( seal ) 

ed & Delivered Pro : N : Hamps r The 

of Jn° ffrost a - 

wledged the within 
In & 

D ' 23 d 

1725 

Pac s 



[9] To all People unto whom these Presents shall come 
Edward Pell of Boston in the County of Sufolk in New 
England Painter sendeth Greeting Know ye that for & in 
Consideration of the Sum of one hundred & twenty Pounds 
to me in hand well & truly paid at & before the Ensealing 
& Delivery of these Presents by Jacob Royal of Boston 
afores d Merchant I the s d Eward Pell have granted bar- 
gained sold conveyed & confirmed & by these Presents do 
give grant sell reconvey & confirm unto the s d Jacob Royali 
All that certain Piece or Point of Land (which I lately pur- 
chased of the s d Jacob Royal as Admin™ to the Estate of 
his Grandfather M r William Royal late of North Yarmouth 



Book XII, Fol. 9. 

Yeoman, deceased) Situate lying & being between the River 
Westgustuggo & the River of Ehusquisack bounded on the 
South Side with the River Westgustuggo, on the North 
Side with the River Ehusquisack, the Easter End not above 
four Pole over, & the Wester End from the Falls of West- 
gustuggo to the Parting of the River of Ehusquisack lying 
near North & South being by Estimation two hundred & 
fifty Acres more or less ; or however otherwise bounded or 
reputed to be bounded Together with the Woods Trees 
Buildings Fences Rivers Ponds Profits Priviledges & Ap- 
purtenances thereto belonging & therewith granted me by 
him the s d Jacob Royal in & by his Deed of Sale for the 
same Dated the first Day of January Instant Relation 
thereto being had will more fully appear To have & to hold 
the s d Piece or Point of Land with the Appurtenances unto 
him the s d Jacob Royal his Heirs & Assigns To his & their 
only sole & proper Use Benefit & Behoof for ever freely 
peaceably & quietly without any Manner of Condition Re- 
demption or Revocation in any wise And I the s d Edward 
Pell do covenant for me my Heirs Exec rs & Admin 18 to & 
with the s d Jacob Royal his Heirs & Assigns by these Pres ts 
to Warrant & defend the s d granted Land & Premisses to 
him & them forever against my Self my Heirs Exec rs Ad- 
min rs & Assigns — In Witness whereof I the s d Edward Pell 
have hereunto set my Hand & Seal this thirty first Day of 
January in the ninth Year of his Majesty's Reign Annoque 
Domini One thousand seven hundred & twenty two three 
Signed Sealed & Delivered Edw d Pell ( seal ) 

in Presence of us her 

Rob 1 Gutteridge Sarah Q Pell ( seal) 

Richard Buckley ,/ , 

J Mark 

Suffolk Sc. Boston April 6. 1723 
Edward Pell & Sarah Pell psonally 
appearing acknowledged this Instru- 
ment to be their free Act & Deed 
before Me John Ruck Jus. Pac s 
April 5 th 1726. N° 2 A true Copy of the Original Ex- 
amined , by Jos : Moodey Reg 1 ' 



Know all Men by these Presents that I William Godsoe 

w^Godsoe °** Kittery in the County of York in New Eng- 

Mar T °rri land Husbandman for & in Consideration of a 

valuable Sum of Money to me in Hand paid by 

Mistris Margrit Tripe of the same Place Widow the Receipt 



Book XII, Fol. 9. 

thereof I do acknowledge & my self therewith satisfied con- 
tented & truly paid have given granted bargain & sold & 
do by these Presents for my self & my Heirs give grant 
bargain & sell & for ever set over unto the s d Margrit Tripe 
her Heirs & Assigns for ever a certain Tract of Land lying 
at the North East End of her House Lott that butts upon 
Crooked Lane in the Township of Kittery & takes it begin- 
ning at the Westward End of Cap 4 Fernalds Land or Land 
that goes from Walter Denefords House Lott at a Stake & 
from that Stake North by Cap fc Furnalds Fence five Pole & 
a half to M r New Marches Fence & by M r New Marches 
Fence twenty one Poles & from that Extent on a Strait Line 
to the Head of her Land or House Lott next Mistris Gears 
Land & from thence by the Head of her own House Lott & 
on the South East Side from the Stake afores d at the End 
of Cap 1 Furnalds Lane on a strait Line on the North West 
Side of the Highway that Leads to the Country Road from 
the Point to the long Reach untill it meets with the Head 
Bounds of her House Lott aboves d To have & to hold all y e 
aboves d Tract of Land as it is bounded & discribed together 
with all the Appurtenances & Priviledges thereto belonging 
or any wise appertaining to the same unto her the s d Mar- 
gritt Tripe her Heirs & Assigns for ever hereafter against 
me the s d William Godsoe & my Heirs for ever more the 
Peaceable Possession thereof to warrant & for ever defend 
against all Manner of Persons whatsoever that shall lay a 
lawful Claim thereunto. — In Witness whereof I have here- 
unto set my Hand & Seal this twenty first Day of Decem- 
ber one thousand seven hundred & twenty four 
Signed Sealed & Delivered William Godsoe ( seal ) 

in the Presence of us Elisabeth C Godsoe ( seal ) 

the Subscribers L_2 v ' 

John Marr mark 

Katherin Marr York ss. | March 31 st 1725. This 

Deborah Williams Da y the within named William 

Godsoe & his Wife Eliz a Godsoe 
both psonally appeared before me the 
Subscriber one of his Majesties Jus- 
tices of the Peace for s d County of York 
& acknowledged this within written In- 
strument to be their free Act & Deed 

W m Pepperrell Jun r 
April 5 th 1726 N° 3 A true Copy of the Original Exam- 
ined by Jos : Moodey Reg r 



Book XII, Fol. 10. 

Know all Men by these Presents that I Walter Allen of 
wait' Alien Berwick in the County of York & within his 

To Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts Bay in 

New England Husbandman for & in Considera- 
tion of the sum of twelve Pounds in passable Money in s d 
Province to me in Hand well & truly paid at the Ensealing 
& Delivery of these Presents by M r Roger Plaisted of the 
Town County & Province afores d Yeoman the Receipt 
whereof 1 acknowledge & own my self therwith fully satis- 
fied contented & paid & do exonerate acquit & discharge 
the s d Roger Plaisted his Heirs Exec rs & Admin rs of all & 
every Part for ever have given granted bargained sold 
aliened enfeoffed assigned set over & confirmed And by 
these Presents do fully freely clearly & absolutely give 
grant bargain sell aliene enfeoffe assign set over & confirm 
unto the s d Roger Plaisted & to his Heirs Exec 1 ' 8 Admin rs & 
Assigns for ever a certain Piece of low Ground or Meadow 
& Upland situate lying & being in s d Berwick containing 
three Acres by Measure bounded as followeth beginning at 
a Maple Stump standing at the South Side of Dirty Swamp 
and running East South East twenty four Poles then South 
West by South twenty five Poles by Grindal Knights Land 
then North West a little Westwardly twenty four Poles by 
Jonathan Stimpsons Land then North East a quarter of a 
Point Easterly eighteen Poles to the afores d Stump Together 
with all & singular the Ways Profits Rights Priviledges 
Comodities Hereditaments & Appurtenances & what soever 
thereunto belongeth or is by any Manner of Ways apper- 
taining To have & to hold the s d three Acres of Land & all 
other the above granted & bargained Premisses with their 
Appurtenances unto him the s d Roger Plaisted & to, his 
Heirs Exec rs Admin rs & Assigns — To his & their own only 
[10] Proper Use Benefit & Behoofe for ever And the s d 
Walter Allen for him self his Heirs Exec rs & Admin rs de- 
clares in Manner & Form following that is to say that at 
this present Bargain & Sale & until the Ensealing & Deliv- 
ery of these Presents I am the true sole & lawful Owner of 
all the above granted & bargained Premisses with their 
Appurtenances in a pfect Estate of Inheritance in Fee sim- 
ple withouf any Manner of Condition Reservation or Limi- 
tation of Use or Uses whatsoever whereby to alter change 
or make void this Present Deed of Sale having in my self 
full Power good Right & lawful Authority to sell & confirm 
the said Premisses with their Appurtenances as aforemen- 
tioned And the s d Roger Plaisted his Heirs Exec 18 Admin" 
& Assigns shall & may from hence forth & for for ever 



1128636 



Book XII, Fol. 10. 

hereafter lawfully peaceably & quietly have hold use occupy 
possess & enjoy all the above granted & bargained Prem- 
isses with their Appurtenances they being free & clear & 
clearly acquitted exonerated & discharged of & from all 
manner of former & other Gifts Grants bargains Sales 
Leases Mortgages Titles Thirds Executions Claims & De- 
mands whatsoever — And further I the s d Walter Allen my 
Heirs Exec rs & Admin rs shall & will from hence forth & for 
ever hereafter warrant & defend the s d three Acres of 
Meadow Ground & Upland unto the s d Roger Plaisted & to 
his Heirs Exec rs Admin rs & Assigns with all other the above 
granted Premisses with their Appurtenances for ever against 
the lawful Claims & Demands of all & every Person what- 
soever — In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand 
& Seal & Mary my W r ife in Testimony of her relinquishing 
her Right of Thirds or Dowry in the abpve granted Prem- 
isses. April the fifteenth Anno Domini Seventeen hundred 
& twenty five & in the eleventh of his Majesty King George 
his Reign over Great Britain &c 

the word declare entered before Signing & sealing 
Signed Sealed & Delivered * is 

in Presence of- us Walter /ty Allen ( seal ) 

Josiah Good rid 2^e Mark 

Grindel Knight" her 

John Bradstreet Mary __^ Allen ( seal-) 

mark 

Berwick X br 15 th 1725 Walter Allen 
& Mary his Wife psonally appearing 
acknowledged & above & within written 
Instrument to be their Act & Deed 

Sam 11 Plaisted Jus : P s 
April 5. 1726. N° 8.. A True Copy of the Original Ex- 
amined by Jos : Moodey Reg r 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come, Greet- 
EdmdGoffe m £ Know ye that I Edmunjl Goffe of Cambridge 
Ro -Plaisted m tne ^ oun ty °f Midd x in the Province of the 
Massachusetts Bay in New England Gen 1 for & 
in Consideration of the Sum of thirty five pounds & ten 
shillings to me in Hand before the Ensealing hereof well & 
truly paid by Roger Plaisted of Berwick in the County of 
York in the Province of the Massachusetts Bay afores d Yeo- 
man the Receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge & my 
self there with fully satisfied & contented & thereof & of 



Book XII, Fol. 10. 

every Part Parcel thereof do exonerate acquit & discharge 
him the s d Roger Plaisted his Heirs Exec rs Admin rs for 
ever by these Presents Have given granted bargained sold 
aliened conveyed & confirmed & by these Presents do freely 
fully & absolutely give grant bargain sell aliene convey & 
confirm unto him the s d Roger Plaisted his Heirs & Assigns 
for ever a certain Piece of Land within the Township of 
Berwick afores d containing by Estimation twenty Acres be 
it more or less bounded with the Highway leading to Wells 
South Easterly with Land that Isaac Botts bought of John 
Crafford South Westerly & With Land of M rs Olive Plaisted 
& dirty Swamp North Westerly and North Easterly or 
however otherwise bounded or reputed to be bounded To 
have & to hold, the s d granted & bargained Premisses, with 
all the Appurtenances Priviledges & Comodities to the same 
belonging or in any wise appertaining to him the s d Roger 
Plaisted his Heirs & Assigns for ever To his & their only 
proper Use Benefit & Behoof for ever And I the s d Edmund 
Goffe for my Self my Heirs Exec 1 ' 8 Admin rs do covenant 
promise & grant to & with the s d Roger Plaisted his Heirs 
& Assigns that before the Ensealing hereof I am the true 
sole & lawful Owner of the above bargained Premisses & 
am lawfully seized & possessed of the same in my own 
proper Right as a good perfect & absolute Estate of Inher- 
itance in Fee simple, And have in my self good Right full 
Power & lawful Authority to grant bargain sell convey & 
confirm s d bargained Premisses in Manner as aboves d And 
that the s d Roger Plaisted his Heirs & Assigns shall & may 
from Time to Time &' at all Times for ever hereafter by 
Force & Virtue of these Presents lawfully peaceably & qui- 
etly have hold use occupy possess & enjoy the s d demised 
& bargained Premisses with the Apurtenances free & clear 
& freely & clearly acquitted exonerated & discharged of 
from all & all Manner of former or other Gifts Grants Bar- 
gains Sales Leases Mortgages Wills Intails Joyntures Dow- 
ries Judgments Executions or Incumbrances of what Name 
or Nature so ever that might in any Measure or Degree ob- 
struct or make void this Present Deed — Furthermore I the 
s d Edmund Goffe for my self my Heirs Exec rs Admin rs do 
covenant & engage the above demised Premisses to him the 
s d Roger Plaisted his Heirs & Assigns against the lawful 
Claims or Demands of any Person or Persons whatsoever 
for ever hereafter to warrant secure & defend by these Pres- 
ents In Witness whereof I the s d Edmund Goffe & Hannah 
my beloved Wife in Testimony of her free consent to this 
Sale & Relinquishment of her Right of Dower & Power of 



Book XII, Fol. 11. 

Thirds of in & unto the aforegranted Premisses have here- 
unto set our Hands & Seals the fourteenth Day of Decem- 
ber in the eleventh Year of his Majestys Reign Annoque 
Domini 1724 Edm d Goffe ( seal ) 

Signed Sealed & delivered Hannah Goffe ( seal ) 

in Presence of us ■ Midd x ss. Cambridge Dec r 14, 

Josiah Parker 1724 Edmund Goffe within 

Sarah Newdigate named appeared & acknowledged 

the within written Instrument by 
him executed to be his voluntary 
Act & Deed 

before Jon a Remington Just pac s 
April 5. 1726 N° 7 A true Copy of the "Original exam- 
ined by Jos : Moodey Reg r 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Joshua 
josh:Waymotii^ amotD °f tne Town of Berwick in the County 

rpi°isted °^ York m n ^ s Majesty's Province of the Mas- 
sachusetts Bay in New England Husbandman 
sendeth greeting know ye that for & in Consideration the 
full & whole Sum of seven Pounds in currant Money of 
New England to me in Hand well & truly paid before the 
Signing Sealing & Delivery of these Presents by Roager 
Plasted of the Town of Berwick afores d Yeoman the Receipt 
thereof I do acknowledge my self to be fully satisfied con- 
tented & paid for every Part have given granted bargained 
& sold & do by these for my self my Heirs Exec 1 ' 3 Admin™ 
& Assigns for ever fully freely and absolutely give grant 
sell alienate enfeoffe assign convey pass over & confirm unto 
him the fores' 4 Roger Plasted & to his Heirs Execut rs Ad- 
min™ & Assigns for ever fifteen Acres & one quarter of one 
Acre of a certain Grant of twenty Acres of Land granted 
& given unto Thomas Thompson by the Town of Kittery 
May 16. 1694 all which fifteen Acres & one quarter of one 
Acre of the twenty Acre Grant [11] Of Land afores d To 
have and to hold to him the fores d Roger Plasted & to his 
Heirs Exec™ Admin™ & Assigns for ever with all & singular 
the Appurtenances Priviledges & Comodities thereunto be- 
longing freely & clearly exonerated & acquitted of & from 
all Manner of former Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Dowries 
Right of Thirds or any other Incumbrances whatsoever had 
made done or suffered to be done by me the fores d Joshua 
Waymouth whereby the fores d Roger Plasted or his Heirs 
Exec™ Admin™ or Assigns may be in any Ways molested 



Book XII, Fol. 11. 

or disturbed in their quiet & peaeeable enjoyment & Im- 
provement of the above granted Premisses — And further I 
the s tl Joshua Wamouth do avouch my self at the Signing 
Sealing & Delivery of these Presents to be the true & law- 
ful Owner of the above granted Premisses & have good 
Right & full Power of my self to convey the same & to 
make Sale thereof — In Witness whereof I the fores d Joshua 
Waymouth have hereunto set my Hand & Seal this twenty 
first Day of April Anno Domini One thousand seven hun- 
dred twenty & two & in the Eighth Year of King George 
Reign Joshua Waymoth (seal) 

Signed Sealed & Delivered York ss./ May 11 th 1723 Joshua 
in Presence of us Waymouth above-named 

Alexander Grant ) acknowledged the above 

William Peare > Witnesses written Instrument to be 
Jeremiah Folsam ) his free Act & Deed 

Before Charles f frost J. Peace 
April 5, 1726 A true Copy of the Original Examined 
N° 4 bv Jos : Moodev Reg r 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
W» Cotton i n g & c k now y e that I William Cotton of 

John Wentworths Portsmouth in the Province of New Hanrp- 
Administratr shire in New England Gentleman Adminis- 

To trator on all & singular the Goods Lands 

Rogr Plaisted & Chattells of John Wentworth late of 

Dover in the Province of New Hampshire afores d deceas- 
ed which were owino; or belonging to the s d Wentworth at 
the Time of his Decease & to be found within the Province 
of New Hampshire afores d or within the County of York in 
the Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England 



& sixteen Pounds currant Money of New England to me in 
Hand before the Ensealing Hereof well & truly paid by 
Roger Plaisted of Berwick in the County of York afores d 
Gentleman the Receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge & 
my self therewith fully satisfied & contented & thereof & of 
every Part & Parcell thereof do exonerate acquit & dis- 
charge the s d Roger Plaisted his Heirs Exec 18 Admin rs for- 
ever by these Presents Have given granted bargained sold 
aliened conveyed & confirmed &. by these Presents do freely 
fully & absolutely give grant bargain sell aliene convey & 
confirn unto him the s d Roger Plaisted his Heirs & Assigns 
for ever one Messuage or Tract of Land & Meadow situate 
lying & being in Berwick afores d containing by Estimation 

Book xii. 4 



Book XII, Fol. 11. 

fifty Acres be it more or less together with the Addition 
granted there an to by the Town of Kittery as by the Rec- 
ords of s d Town Reference thereunto being had will more at 
large appear the afores d Messuage or Tract of Land & 
Meadow being butted & bounded as followeth viz by Samon 
Falls River on the South West, James Barow's Land on the 
South East & by several marked Trees on the North West 
and is thirty Pole in Breadth running back upon a North 
East & by North Line two hundred & sixty seven Pole from 
the afores d River & is the same Messuage or Tract of Land 
& Meadow that the afore s d Wentworth purchased of John 
Reed as by a Deed of Sale under the Hand and Seal of the 
afores d John Reed, bearing Date the twenty fifth Day of 
October Annoq Domini 1714 Reference thereunto being 
had will more fully appear To have & to hold the s d grant- 
ed & bargained Premisses with all the Comon Rights Ap- 
purtenances Priviledges & Comodities to the same belong- 
ing or in any wise appertaining to him the s d Roger Plais-. 
ted his Heirs & Assigns for ever to his & their only proper 
Use Benefit & Behoof for ever, And I s d William Cotton 
for me my Heirs Exec rs & Admin rs do covenant Promise & 
grant to & with the s d Roger Plaisted his Heirs & Assigns 
That before the Ensealing hereof I am the true sole & law- 
ful Owner of the above bargained Premisses (in my Capac- 
ity afores d ) & have good Right full Power & lawful Author- 
ity to grant bargain sell convey & confirm s d bargained 
Premisses in manner as aboves d And that the s d Roger Plais- 
ted his Heirs & Assigns shall & may from Time & at all 
Times for ever hereafter by Force & Virtue of these Pres- 
ents lawfully peaceably & quietly have hold use occupy pos- 
sess & enjoy the s d Demised & bargained Premisses Avith 
the Appurtenances free & clear & freely & clearly acquitted 
exonerated & discharged of, from all & all manner of for- 
mer or other Gifts, Grants, Bargains, Sales, Leases, Mort- 
gages, Wills, Intails, Joyntures, Dowries, Judgments, Ex- 
ecutions, Incumbrances & Extents Furthermore I the s d 
William Cotton for my self my Heirs Exec rs Admin rs do 
covenant & engage the above demised Premisses to him the 
s d Roger Plaisted his Heirs & Assigns against the lawful 
Claims or Demands of any Person or Persons whatsoever 
claiming or to claim from by or under me [in my afores d 
Capacity or from under the afores d Wentworth] for ever 
here after to warrant secure &. defend — And Martha Went- 
worth the Widow of the af ores' 1 John Wentworth doth by 
these Presents freely willingly give yield up & surrender 
all her Right of Dowry & Power of Thirds of in & unto the 



Book XII, Fol. 11. 

above-demised Premisses unto him the s d Koger Plaisted 
his Heirs & Assigns — In Witness whereof I the s d William 
Cotton & the s d Martha Wentworth have hereunto set our 
Hands & Seals the tenth Day of July in the eighth year of 
the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George by the Grace of 
God of Great Britain &c King Defender of the Faith &c 
Anno Domini 1722 — The Words [& Meadow] against the 
twenty ninth Line in the first Side & the Words [be it] be- 
twixt the same Line & the thirtieth & the word [whatsoever] 
against the tenth Line of the third Side were all written be- 
fore Signing &c as also the words [in my afores d Capacity or 
from under the afores d Wentworth] 
Signed Sealed & Delivered W m Cotton (Seal) 

her 

in Presence of Martha -ft- Wentworth (Seal) 

mark 

Clement Hughes Prov : of N. Hamps r 

Charles Hughes William Cotton appear- 

her ed before me the Subscrib- 

Hannah — 1 ^Seavy er & acknowledged the fore- 

going Instrument to be his vo- 

mark ~ o 

JHardeson luntaryAct& Deed Jan ry 15 th 1723/4 

Sam 11 Penhallow Jus P ce 
April 5 th 1726 N° 5 A true Copy of the Original Examin- 
ed by Jos Moodey Reg r 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come I Moses 
Goodin of the Town of Berwick in the Coun- 
Goodin Moses ty of York in his Majestys Province of the 
To Massachusetts Bay in New England Yeoman 

Koger Plaisted & Amie his Wife sendeth Greeting know 
ye that for divers good Causes us hereunto 
moving but more especially for & in Consideration of the 
full Sum of forty five pounds in currant Money of New 
England to us in hand paid by Roger Plaisted of the Town 
of Berwick afores d Yeoman the Receipt thereof we do ac- 
knowledge our selves to be fully satisfied contended & paid 
for every Part have given granted bargained & sold & do 
by these Presents for our selves our Heirs Exec™ Admin™ 
and Assigns for ever fully freely & absolutely give grant 
bargain sell alienate enfeoffe assign convey pass over & 
confirm unto him the afores d Roger Plaisted & to his Heirs 
Exec™ Admin™ & Assigns for ever a certain Parcel or Tract 
of Land containing thirty Acres lying being & situated in 
the Township of Barwick afores d being Part of his Home- 



Book XII, Fol. 12. 

stead Lot bounded as followeth viz Beginning at the Head 
or North East End of the Addition of s d Lot taking the 
whole Breadth of s d Lot it being thirty Poles broad & from 
thence [12] Running South West & by South continuing 
the same Breadth one hundred & sixty Poles being bounded 
on the South East Partly by Timothy Wentworths Land & 
partly bj^ Elisabeth Harts Land & on the North West with 
s d Plasteds own Land & on the South West with the residue 
of s d Goodwin Land: All which thirty Acres of Land 
afores d according to the Butts & Bounds thereof To Have 
& to hold to him the forcs d Roger Plasted & to his Heirs 
Exec 18 Admin 1 ' 8 & Assigns for ever with all & singular the 
appurtenances Priviledges & Commodities thereunto belong- 
ing freely & clearly exonerated acquitted & discharged of & 
from all Manner of former Gifts Grants Sales Wills Dow- 
ries Right of Thirds or any other Incumbrances whatsoever 
had made done or suffered to be done by me the fores d 
Moses Goodwin whereby the fores d Roger Plasted or his 
Heirs Exec 18 Admin 18 or Assigns may be in any Ways mo- 
lested or disturbed in their quiet & peaceable Injoyment & 
Improvement of the above granted Premisses And further I 
the fores d Moses GoodAvin do by these Presents for my Self 
my Heirs Exec rs Admin 1 ' 8 & Assigns for ever covenant prom- 
ise & agree to & with the fores d Roger Plaisted his Heirs 
Exec 18 Admin 18 & Assigns for ever to save them harmless & 
to warrant & defend the Title herein given to the above 
granted Premisses against any Person or Persons Avhatsoev- 
er that shall from Time to Time or at any Time forever here- 
after claim or Challenge any lawful Right or Propriety to 
the above granted Premisses or any Part thereof. In Wit- 
ness whereof we the s d Moses Goodwin & Amie his Wife have 
hereunto set our Hands & Seals this tweetyth Day of Decem- 
ber Annoqr Domini One thousand seven hundred twenty 
three & in the tenth Year of King George Reign &c 
Signed Sealed & Delivered 

his 

in Presence of us Moses -7— Goodin (Seal) 

mark 
her 

Amie + Goodin (seal) 

mark 

York ss I Berwick 

Feb. 17, 1723/4 The 

within named Moses 

Goodin & Amy Goodin 

his Wife psonally appear- 



John Holmes 


1 




Barsham Allen 


[ 


Witnesses 


her 

Mary ^0 Holmes 


.1 

5 1 
1 




mark 


J 





Book XII, Fol. 12. 

ing before me the Subscriber 
acknowledged the within writ- 
ten Instrument to be their Act & 
Deed Sam 11 Plaisted Jus: Peace 

April 5, 1726 N° 6. A true Copy of the Original Exam- 
ined 

by Jos. Moodey Reg r 



To all Christian People to whom these Presents shall 
Wm Neero come I William Negro jun r of the Town 

To of Berwick in the County of York in his 

Elisha Andrus Majestys Province of the Massachusetts 
Bay in New England sendeth Greeting- 
know ye that for & in Consideration of a valuable Sum of 
Money to me in Hand paid & secured in Law to be paid by 
Elisha Andrus of the Town af ores d the Receipt whereof I clo 
acknowledge my self to be fully satisfied & am therewith 
contented for eve%y part herein given granted bargained & 
sold & do by these Presents for my self my Heirs Exec rs 
Admin rs & Assigns freely clearly & absolutely give grant 
bargain sell alienate enfeoffe assign pass over & confirm a 
certain Parcell or Tract of Land containing twenty five 
Acres lying & situate in the Town of Barwick afores' 1 & ly- 
ing near an old Mast Bridge known and called by the name 
of the long Bridge bounded as followeth (viz) taking its be- 
gin nino- at the North West Corner of the fores* 1 William 
Negro Land that joyneth to the Mast Way that leadeth from 
the fores d long Bridge to Cranberry Meadow and running 
hy s d Way thirty Poles & one half & from thence North East 
continuing the same Breadth one hundred thirty & one 
Poles To have and to hold to him the fores* 1 Elisha Andrus 
& to his Heirs Exec 1 ' 6 Admin 1 ' 8 & Assigns for ever with all 
& singular the Appurtenances & priviledges thereunto be- 
longing freely & clearly exonerated & discharged of & from 
all Deeds Wills Leases Dowries Executions or any other In- 
cumbrances whatsoever had made done or suffered to be 
done by me the afores* 1 AYilliam Negro whereby the fores* 1 
Elisha Andrus his Heirs Exec rs Admin 18 or Assigns may be 
in any Ways molested or disturbed in their Quiet & peacea- 
ble Enjoyment '& Improvement of the above granted Prem- 
isses or any Part thereof & further by these Presents I the 
fores' 1 William Negro do for mv self my Heirs Excc rs 
Admin 1-3 & Assigns covenant & promise to & with the fores' 1 
Elisha Andrus his Heirs Exec rs Admin 1 ' 8 & Assigns to save 



Book XII, Fol. 12. 

them harmless & to warrant & defend the Title of the above 
granted Premisses against any pson or psons whatsoever 
that may or shall hereafter elaim any lawful Eight or Pro- 
priety to the above granted premisses or any Part thereof. 
In Witness whereof I the fores d William Negro have here- 
unto set my Hand & Seal this twenty fifth Day of February 
Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred fourteen fifteen 
1714 & in the first Year of his Majesty's Reign George by 
the Grace of God over Great Britain France & Ireland King 
Defender of the Faith &c 
Signed Sealed & Delivered 

his 

In presence of us William -f- Negro Jun 1 (Seal) 

mark 

Thomas Curtis ) Berwick March 23 d 

John Copper S Witnesses 1719/20 William 

James Warren ) Negro the Subscriber 

psonally appearing before 
me the Subscriber acknowl- 
edged the above written Instru- 
ment to be his Act & Deed 

Samuel Plaisted Jus Peace 
April 5 th 1726. N° 9 A true Copy of the Original Exam- 
ined 

by Jos: Moodey Eeg r 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Barthol- 
omew Thompson of the Town of Barwick 
Earth Thompson i n the County of York in his Majesty? 
To Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New 

Elisha Andrus England Yeoman Sendeth Greeting Know 
ye that for divers good Causes me hereunto 
moving & more especially for & in Consideration of the full 
& whole Sum of five Pounds currant Money of New Eng- 
land to me in Hand paid before the Signing & Delivery of 
these Presents by Elisha Andrus of the Town of Barwick 
afores' 1 Husbandman the Receipt thereof I do acknowledg 
my self to be fully satisfied contented & paid for every Part 
— have given granted bargained & sold & do by these Pres- 
ents for my self my Heirs Executors Admin rs & Assigns for 
ever fully freely & clearly give grant bargain sell alienate 
enfeoffe assign convey pass over & confirm unto him the 
fores' 1 Elisha Andrus & to his Heirs Exec rs Admin™ & As- 
signs for ever five Acres of a fifteen Acres Grant of Land 
granted & given to me the foresaid Bartholomew Thompson 



Book XII, Fol. 12. 

by the Town of Kittery May y e sixteenth 1694 all which 
five Acres of the fifteen Acre Grant of Land af ores' 1 To have 
& to hold to him the fores d Elisha Andrus & to his Heirs 
Exec rs Admin 1 ' 8 and Assigns for ever with all & singular the 
Appurtenances & Priviledges thereunto belonging freely & 
clearly exonerated acquitted & discharged of & from all 
manner of former Deeds of Sale Wills Dowries Eight of 
Thirds or any other Incumbrances whatsoever had made 
done or suffered to be done by me the fores' 1 Bartholomew 
Thompson whereby the fores d Elisha Andrus his Heirs 
Exec rs Admin rs or Assigns may be in any Ways molested or 
disturbed in their quiet & peaceable Injoyment or Improve- 
ment of the above granted Premisses or any Part thereof — 
And further I the fores d Bartholomew Thompson do avouch 
my self at the Time of the Signing Sealing & Delivery of 
these Presents to be the true & lawful Owner of the above 
granted Premisses & have good Right & full Power of my 
self to sell & convey the same — In Witness hereof I the 
fores d Bartholomew Thompson have hereunto set my Hand 
& Seal this twenty eighth Day of May Anno Domini one 
thousand seven hundred twenty two & in the eighth Year of 
King George his Reign his 

Bartholomew R Thompson (Seal) 
Signed Sealed & Delivered mark 

in the Presence of us York Ss | Berwick March 

Sarah Stone her Mark P ^ 28 ' h lV1 ^\ ^ ithin 

her -' named Sarah Stone 

Sarah X Libbey V Witnesses psonally appear- 

m ark | e d bef ore me the 

James A\ arren j Subscriber & made 

Oath that she saw Bar- 
tholomew Thompson Sign 
Seal & Deliver the within writ- 
ten Instrument as his Act & Deed 
Sam 11 Plaisted J. P s 
York ss | March 29 th 1726 The within named Sarah Leb- 
bey psonally appearing made Oath that she saw Bartholo- 
mew Thompson Sign Seal & deliver the within written In- 
strument as his Act & Deed Sam 11 Plaisted J. P. 

April 5. 1726. N°10A true Copy of the Original ex- 
amined by Jos : Moodey Reg r 



Book XII, Fol. 13. 

[13] To all People to whom these Presents shall come I 
Moses Spencer of the Town of Barwick in 
Moses Spencer the County of York in his Majesty's Prov- 
To ince of the Massachusetts Bay in New Eng- 

W in Lord l an d Yeoman sendcth Greeting Know y e 

that for & in Consideration of the full cc 
just Sum of eight Pounds current Money of New England 
to me in Hand paid before the Ensealing & Delivery of 
these Presents by William Lord of the Town of Berwick 
afores d Yoeman the Receipt thereof I do acknowledge my 
self to be fully satisfied contented & paid for every Part 
given granted bargained sold aliened enfeoffed assigned 
passed over & confirmed & by these Presents for my self 
my Heirs Exec rs Admin rs & Assigns for ever fully freely & 
absolutely give grant bargain sell alienate cnfeoffe assign 
pass over & confirm unto him the fores d William Lord & to 
his Heirs Exec rs Admin rs & Assigns for ever a certain Par- 
cel or Tract of Land containing the full & just Quantity of 
twenty five Acres lying being & situate in the Town of Ber- 
wick afores d the Bounds thereof is as followcth lying on the 
North Side of the Great Works River & on the East Side of 
the Mouth of a Brook running into fores d River known & 
called by the Name of Cuttses Brook taking its beginning at 
an Hemlock Tree marked standing on the Bank of s d River 
& from s d Tree running North East by East forty Poles & 
from that Extent North West by North one hundred Poles 
then South West by West forty Poles then South East by 
South one hundred Poles to our first Bound or Station here- 
in mentioned all which twenty five Acres of Land To haAX 1 
& to hold to him the fores d William Lord & to his Heirs 
Exec rs Admin rs & assigns for ever with all & singular the 
Appurtenances Priviledges & Comoditics thereunto belong- 
ing or in any wise doth appertain or belong thereunto free- 
ly & clearly exonerated acquitted & discharged of & from 
all Manner of former Deeds of Sale Leases Dowries Joyn- 
tures Judgments Executions or any other Incumbrances 
whatsoever had made done or suffered to be clone by me the 
fores d Moses Spencer whereby the fores' 1 William Lord his 
Heirs Exec 18 Admin 1 ' 8 or Assigns may be in any Ways mo- 
lested or disturbed in their peaceably In joyment& Improve- 
ment of the above granted Premisses or any Part thereof 
And further I the fores' 1 Moses Spencer do by these Pre- 
sents for my self my Heirs Exec 18 Admin 1 ' 8 & Assigns for 
ever covenant & promise to & with the fores* 1 William Lord 
his Heirs Exec; 1 " 8 Admin 18 & Assigns for ever to save them 
harmless & to warrant & defend the Title of the above grant- 



Book XII, Pol. 13. 

ed Premisses against all or any Person or Persons whatso- 
ever that shall from Time to Time or at any Time hereafter 
claim or challenge any legal & lawful Right or Propriety to 
the above granted Premisses or any Part thereof In Wit- 
ness hereof I the fores d Moses Spencer have hereunto set 
my Hand & Seal this twenty second Day of May Anno 
Domini one thousand seven hundred & eighteen & in the 
fourth Year of King Georges Reign over Great Brittain 
France & Ireland Moses Spncer (Seal) 

her 

Signed Sealed & Delivered Elisabeth X Spencer (Seal) 

mark 

in the Presence of us York ss | Berwick Dec 1 14, 1719. 
James Warreji \ The within named Moses 

John Coopper > Witnesses Spencer & Elisabeth 

Benjamin Lebby ) Spencer psonally appear- 

ed before me the Subscriber one 
of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace 
& acknowledged this Instrument to be 
their Act & Deed John Wheelwright 
April 25 th 1726. N° 11. A true Copy of the Original Ex- 
amined by Jos : Moodey Reg r 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing Know ye that I Richard Cutt of Kittery in 
Richd Cutt the County of York in the Province of the Mas- 
To sachusetts Bay in New England Gentleman for 

Nathi Leech & i n Consideration of the Sum of sixty Pounds 
in good & lawful Money in New England or 
in good Bills of Credit on the afores fl Province to me in 
Hand before the Ensealing hereof well & truly paid by 
Nathaniel Leech of the same Place the Receipt whereof I 
do hereby acknowledge & my self fully satisfied & content- 
ed And thereof & of every Part thereof do exonerate ac- 
quit & discharge the s d Nathaniel Leech his Heirs Exec 18 & 
Admin rs for ever by these Presents have given granted 
bargained sold aliened conveyed and confirmed & by these 
Presents do fully & absolutely give grant bargain sell aliene 
convey & confirm unto him the s d Nathaniel Leech his Heirs 
& Assigns for ever a certain Tract or Parcel of Land sit- 
uate lying & being in the Township of Kittery afores d con- 
taining by Estimation twenty two Acres & eight Poles be it 
more or less, butted & bounded on the South West Corner 
of my Land joyning to M r Curtices Line of his Land & 
from thence to run forty two Poles on a North Course Then 



Book XII, Fol. 13. 

to run eighty four Poles on an East Course then to run for- 
ty two Poles on a South Line then to run on a West Line 
Eighty four Poles to the first Station or Boundary together 
with the Appurtenances thereunto belonging To have & to 
hold the s d granted & bargained Premisses with all the Ap- 
purtenances Priviledges & Comodities to the same belong- 
ing or in any wise appertaining to him the s d Nathaniel 
Leech his Heirs & Assigns for ever. To his & their own 
proper Use Benefit & Behoof for ever. And I the s d Rich- 
ard Cutt for me my Heirs Exec rs & Admin rs do covenant 
promise & grant to & with the s d Nathaniel Leech his Heirs 
Exec rs Admin 18 & Assigns that before the Ensealing hereof 
I am the true sole and lawful Owner of the above bargained 
Premisses & am lawfully seized & possessed of the same in 
mine own proper Right as a good, perfect & absolute Es- 
tate of Inheritance in Fee simple And have in my self good 
Right full Power & lawful Authority to grant bargain sell 
convey & confirm the s d bargained Premisses in manner as 
aboves d And that the s d Nathaniel Leech his Heirs & As- 
signs shall & may from Time to Time & at all Times for 
ever here after by Force & Virtue of these Presents lawful- 
ly peaceably & quietly have hold use occupy possess & en- 
joy the s d demised & bargained Premisses with the Appur- 
tenances free & clear & freely & clearly acquitted exonerat- 
ed & discharged of, from all & all manner of former or 
other Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Leases Dowries Joyntures 
Mortgages Wills Judgments Executions Extents & Incum- 
brances whatsoever. Furthermore I the s d Richard Cutt for 
my Self my Heirs Exec ls & Admin 18 do covenant & engage 
the above demised Premisses to him the s d Nathaniel Leach 
his Heirs & Assigns against the lawful Claims or Demands 
of any Person or Persons whatsoever for ever hereafter to 
Warrant secure & defend — And Joanna Cutt the Wife of 
me the s d Richard Cutt doth by these Presents willingly 
give yield up & surrender all her Right of Dowry & Power 
of Thirds of in & unto the above demised Premisses unto 
him the s d Nathaniel Leech his Heirs & Assigns for ever In 
Witness whereof we have hereunto set our Hands & Seals 
this thirtieth Day of October Anno Domini one thousand 
seven hundred twenty & four Annoqs Regni Regis Georgii 
Magna Britannia &c undecimo 



Book XII, Fol. 14. 

Signed Sealed & Delivered 

in ye Presence of Richard Cutt (seal) 

Richard Cutt Jun 1 Joanna Cutt (Seal) 

Bridget Cutt Kittery 31: of October: 

Patrick Googin 1724 Then M 1 Richard Cutt 

psonally appeared before me 
one of his Majesty's Justices for 
the County of York & did acknowl- 
edge this Instrument to be his free Act 
& Deed Wm Pepperrell 

April 5, 1726. N° 12. A true Copy of the Original Ex- 
amined 

by Jos: Moodey Reg r 



Know all Men by these Presents that I John Furbush of 
Kittery in the County of York in the Prov- 
Jno Furbush i nce of the Massachusetts Bay in New Eng- 
To land Yoeman for & in Consideration of twen- 

W«i Leighton ty three Pounds to me in Hand paid by Wil- 
liam Leighton of Kittery afores d Yeoman, 
Have given granted bargained & sold & by [14] These 
Presents for me my Heirs Exec ls & Admin 1 ' 8 do fully freely 
& absolutely give grant bargain sell aliene Assign make over 
& confirm unto the s d William Leighton his Heirs & As- 
signs for ever one Moiety or half Part of fifty five Acres of 
Land being Part of eighty Acres of land which was former- 
ly the Land & Possession of Black Will Jun 1 alias William 
Negro jun 1 & by him Mortgaged unto y e s tl William Leigh- 
ton & John Furbish as p his Deed of Mortgage dated y e 
twenty first Day of January 1722 well executed in the Law 
& the Possession thereof since recovered by s d Leighton & 
Furbish butted & bounded as p the s d Deed of Mortgage 
Reference being thereunto had more at Large appears on 
Record 

To have & to hold the s d Moiety or half Part of fifty five 
Acres as aforesaid together with all the Priviledges & ap- 
purtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertain- 
ing unto him the s d William Leighton his Heirs & Assigns 
for ever to his & their own proper Use Benefit & Behoof 
for ever more. And I the s d John Furbish & my Heirs to 
him the s d William Leighton his Heirs & Assigns shall & 
will warrant & for* ever Defend the Title & Possession of 
the Premisses and every Part thereof against all Persons 
claiming the same or any Part thereof from by or under me 
I In Witness whereof I the s d John Furbish have hereunto 



Book XII, Pol. 14. 



set my Hand & Seal this twentieth Day of February Anno 
Domini one thousand seven hundred & twenty four five An- 
noq 1 Regni Regis Georgii Magna Britannia &c undecimo 
Signed Sealed & Delivered John Furbush (seal) 



m Presence of us 
Tim° Wamouth 
Enoch Huchings 



ed 



York ss | April y e 5 th 1720. 
John Furbush above named ac- 
knowledged the above Instru- 
ment in Writing to be his free Act 
& Deed Cor Jos : Hamond J : Pac s 
April 6. 1726. N° 2 A true Copy of the Original Exam- 

by Jos : Moodey Reg 1 



Articles of Agreements ment made & concluded upon be- 
tween Andrew Brown & Thomas Perkins both 
Andr: Brown f Arundel in the County of York witnesseth 
& that whereas Andrew Brown bought a Tract 

Thomas Perkins f Land of M r Samuel Hill & the s d Perkins 
of Joseph Leech & there being some Differ- 
ence about the Settlement of the Bounds between them near 
the s d Perkins his Saw Mill it is as followeth That a small 
Pitch Pine Tree on the North East Side of the Pond about 
eight or ten Rods above s cl Perkins his s d Saw Mill is the 
first Bounds & from thence on a North East & by North 
Point as far as their Land joyns together & the s d Andrew 
Brown is to have a convenient Landing Place below the s d 
Perkins Saw Mill & the Way to it as it is now to him & his 
Heirs & Assigns for ever without any Molestation from by 
or under the s d Perkins his Heirs or Assigns And the s d 
Perkins doth by these Presents engage that the Damm or 
Damms to be made shall not be built or raised higher by 
him his Heirs or Assigns for ever than now it is — And the 
aboves d Andrew Brown doth by these Presents for ever quit 
claim and set over unto the aboves d Perkins his Heirs or 
Assigns all his Right Title Interest as it is above exprest 
—In Witness whereof we have hereunto interchangeably set 
Hands & Seals this first Day of March One thousand 

Thomas Perkins (seal) 
York Sc | Arundale Feb ry 
f 7 th 1721 I 2 This Day En- 



our 

seven hundred & twenty 
Signed Sealed & Delivered 
in Presence of us 
Jabez Dorman 
John Burbank 

& acknow 
to be his fret 1 



sign Thomas Perkins Personally 
appeared before me the Subscriber 
edged this above Instrument 
Act & Deed 

John Gray Jus 1 Pacis 
April 6. 1726 N° 2 A true Copy of the Original Exam- 
ined by Jos : Moodey Reg r 



Book XII, Fol, 14. 

To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing Know ye that I John Barton of Arundel 
Jno Barton m the County of York for & in Consideration 
To of the Sum of ten Pounds Money to me in 

Allison Brown Hand paid by Allison Brown in the Town & 
County afores d the Receipt whereof I do here- 
by acknowledge my self satisfied have Given Granted bar- 
gained & Sold aliened conveyed & confirmed & by these 
Presents do freely fully & absolutely give grant bargain sell 
aliene convey & confirm unto him the s d Allison Brown his 
Heirs & Assigns for ever the half Part of one hundred 
Acres of Land in Arundel afores d which was given to my 
Father William Barton by the Town of Cape Porpus alias 
Arundel in the Year one thousand six hundred & eighty & 
one as it may appear in the Town Records of Arundel To 
have & to hold the s d granted & bargained Premisses with 
all the Appurtenances Priviledges & Comodities to the 
same belonging To him the s d Allison Brown his Heirs & 
Assigns forever To his & their only proper Use Benefit & 
Behalf for ever And I the s d John Barton for me my Heirs 
Exec 18 Admin 18 do covenant promise & grant to & with the 
s d Allison Brown that before the Ensealing hereof I am the 
sole Owner of the above bargained Premisses & have in my- 
self good Right full PoAver and lawful Authority to sell con- 
vey & confirm as above said And the s d Allison Brown his 
Heirs & Assigns shall & may from Time to Time & at all 
Times for ever hereafter by Force & Virtue of these Pre- 
sents lawfully quietly have hold use occupy possess & enjoy 
the s d demised with the Appurtenances free & clear & free- 
ly & clearly acquitted & discharged from all Manner of for- 
mer & other Grants Bargains Sales Wills Intails Joyntures 
Dowries Incumbrances & Extents And I the s d John Barton 
for my Self my Heirs Exec 18 Adm 18 do covenant & engage 
the above demised Premisses to him the s d Allison Brown 
his Heirs Exec rs Admin 18 & Assigns against the lawful 
Claims or Demands of any Person or Persons whatsoever to 
warrant secure & Defend ; In Witness whereof I have here- 
unto set to my Hand & Seal this twenty fifth Day of March 
in the Year of our Lord 1724 

John Barton his Mark (a\ (Seal) 

Signed Sealed 

in the Presence of us Arundale April ye 8 th 

Presents of Witnesses 1724, York || This Day 

Joshua Lassell John Barton psonally ap- 

Jesse Town peared before me the Sub- 



Allison Brown 



Book XII, Fol. 14. 

scriber & acknowledge this In- 
strument to be his free Act & Deed 
John Gray Jus* Pacis 
April 6. 1726. N° 4 A true Copy of the Original Exam- 
ined 

by Jos: Moodey Reg r 



Know all Men by these Presents that I John Barton of 
John Barton and Arundell in the County of York in the 
James Campbell Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New 
To England Yeoman for divers good Causes & 

Considerations me hereunto moving but 
more especially for & in Consideration of 
the full & just Sum of seven pounds passable Money to me 
well & truly paid by the Hand of James Campbell of Arun- 
del in the County aboves d which s cl Campbell has assigned 
s d Barton to Allison Brown of Arundel to make Writings 
whereof in Consideration of which s d sum of seven pounds 
as above said I the s d John Barton the Receipt do acknowl- 
edge & am therewith fully satisfied contented & paid have 
therefore given granted bargained & sold set over deliver- 
ed & confirmed & do by these Presents fully freely & abso- 
lutely give grant bargain & sell set over deliver enfeoff & 
confirm unto Allison Brown of Arundel in the County 
aboves d by Order of James Campbell a certain Parcel of 
Marsh Ground situate & being in the Township of Arundel 
containing by Estimation four Acres be the same more or 
less bounded with the Beech & Part of ye Easter Neck com- 
monly called Bartons furder Neck & by s d Beech & Neck 
Norardly to the Marsh measured off for Solomon Smith & 
from s d Neck Westwardly unto a Stake standing in s d Marsh 
marked A B. then Southwardly on a streight Course unto 
another Stake standing in s d Marsh & so Eastward ly to a 
Stake standing in the Edge of the Beech all which four 
Acres of Marsh as above expressed and bounded unto the s d 
Allison Brown of of Arundel his Heirs Exec rs Admin 15 & 
Assigns for ever To have & to hold & peaceably to enjoy 
the s d four Acres of Marsh as it is above expressed with all 
& Every Part & Parcell thereof with all & singular the Priv- 
iledges & Appurtenances whatsoever thereunto belonging 
& any Ways appertaining free & clear from all former Gifts 
Grants Sales Alienations Exchanges Mortgages Judgments 
Executions Entails Dowry or Title of Dowries that so the 
bargained Premisses shall be & remain unto the whole & 
sole proper Use & Behoof of the s d Allison Brown his Heirs 



Book XII, Fol. 15. 

Exec rs & Admin ls for ever as a firm & sure & absolute Es- 
tate of Inheritance in Fee simple And I the s d John Barton 
for my self my Heirs Exec 18 & Admin rs do covenant prom- 
ise & engage to & with the s d Allison Brown his Heirs 
Exe rs Admin rs & Assigns for ever to defend the s d bargain- 
ed Premisses against all & all manner of Person or Persons 
laying any lawful Claim thereto will warrant & for ever de- 
fend the same in confirmation hereof I bind my self my 
Heirs Exec 18 Admin 18 firmly by these Presents [15] In 
Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand & Seal 26 th 
Day of June one thousand seven hundred & twenty 1720 

his 



John Barton^ ft (Seal) 

mark 

James > Campbell (Seal) 



Signed Sealed & Delivered 
in the Presence of us witness Arundale April ye 

James Mussey 8 th 1724 York || | 

Israel Joslen This Day John Bar- 

ton psonally appeared 
before me the Subscriber 
& acknowledged the within 
to be his free Act & Deed 
John Gray Jus ta Pacis 
April 6, 1726. N° 3. A true Copy of the Original Exam- 
ined 

by Jos : Moodey Reg r 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come I James 
March of Arundel in the County of York Yeo- 
James March man se nd greeting Know ye that I James March 
To f or & i n Consideration of the sum of fourteen 

Allison Brown Pounds to me in Hand paid by Allison Brown 
of the Town & County afores d Yeoman the 
Receipt whereof the s d James March doth hereby acknowl- 
edge himself fully satisfied contented & paid & thereof & of 
every Part & Parcell thereof doth hereby exonerate acquit 
& discharge the s d Allison Brown his Heirs Exec 18 Admin rs 
for ever by these Presents have given granted bargained 
sold aliened conveyed & confirmed unto him the s d Allison 
Brown his Heirs & Assigns for ever fifty Acres of Land in 
Arundel afores d it being the one Half Part of one hundred 
Acres of Land which was granted by the Town of Arundel 
alias Cape Porpus in the Year 1681 unto William Barton 
between the great Marsh & the little upon the North East 



Book XII, Fol. 14. 

scriber & acknowledge this In- 
strument to be his free Act & Deed 
John Gray Jus 1 Pacis 
April 6. 1726. N° 4 A true Copy of the Original Exam- 
ined 

by Jos: Moodey Reg r 



Know all Men by these Presents that I John Barton of 
John Barton and Arundell in the County of York in the 
James Campbell Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New 
To England Yeoman for divers good Causes & 

Allison Brown Considerations me hereunto moving but 
more especially for & in Consideration of 
the full & just Sum of seven pounds passable Money to me 
well & truly paid by the Hand of James Campbell of Arun- 
del in the County aboves d which s d Campbell has assigned 
s d Barton to Allison Brown of Arundel to make Writings 
whereof in Consideration of which s d sum of seven pounds 
as above said I the s d John Barton the Receipt do acknowl- 
edge & am therewith fully satisfied contented & paid have 
therefore given granted bargained & sold set over deliver- 
ed & confirmed & do by these Presents fully freely & abso- 
lutely give grant bargain & sell set over deliver enfeoff & 
confirm unto Allison Brown of Arundel in the County 
aboves d by Order of James Campbell a certain Parcel of 
Marsh Ground situate & being in the Township of Arundel 
containing by Estimation four Acres be the same more or 
less bounded with the Beech & Part of ye Easter Neck com- 
mon ly called Bartons furder Neck & by s d Beech & Neck 
Norardly to the Marsh measured off for Solomon Smith & 
from s d Neck Westwardly unto a Stake standing in s d Marsh 
marked A B. then Southwardly on a streight Course unto 
another Stake standing in s d Marsh & so EastAvardly to a 
Stake standing in the Edge of the Beech all which four 
Acres of Marsh as above expressed and bounded unto the s d 
Allison Brown of of Arundel his Heirs Exec 18 Admin 18 & 
Assigns for ever To have & to hold & peaceably to enjoy 
the s d four Acres of Marsh as it is above expressed with all 
& Every Part & Parcell thereof with all & singular the Priv- 
i ledges & Appurtenances whatsoever thereunto belonging 
& any Ways appertaining free & clear from all former Gifts 
({rants Sales Alienations Exchanges Mortgages Judgments 
Executions Entails Dowry or Title of Dowries that so the 
bargained Premisses shall be & remain unto the whole & 
sole proper Use & Behoof of the s d Allison Brown his Heirs 



Book XII, Fol. 15. 

Exec rs & Admin ls for ever as a firm & sure & absolute Es- 
tate of Inheritance in Fee simple And I the s d John Barton 
for my self my Heirs Exec 18 & Admin rs do covenant prom- 
ise & engage to & with the s d Allison Brown his Heirs 
Exe rs Admin rs & Assigns for ever to defend the s d bargain- 
ed Premisses against all & all manner of Person or Persons 
laying any lawful Claim thereto will warrant & for ever de- 
fend the same in confirmation hereof I bind my self my 
Heirs Exec 18 Admin 18 firmly by these Presents [15] In 
Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand & Seal 26 th 
Day of June one thousand seven hundred & twenty 1720 

his 



John Barton .3 ft (Seal) 

mark 

James > Campbell (seal) 



Signed Sealed & Delivered 
in the Presence of us witness Arundale April ye 

James Mussey 8 th 1724 York || | 

Israel Joslen This Day John Bar- 

ton psonally appeared 
before me the Subscriber 
& acknowledged the within 
to be his free Act & Deed 
John Gray Jus ta Pacis 
April 6, 1726. N° 3. A true Copy of the Original Exam- 



ined 



by Jos : Moodey Reg r 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come I James 
March of Arundel in the County of York Yeo- 
James March man send greeting Know ye that I James March 
To f or & i n Consideration of the sum of fourteen 

Allison Brown Pounds to me in Hand paid by Allison Brown 
of the Town & County afores d Yeoman the 
Receipt whereof the s d James March doth hereby acknowl- 
edge himself fully satisfied contented & paid & thereof & of 
every Part & Parcell thereof doth hereby exonerate acquit 
& discharge the s d Allison Brown his Heirs Exec 18 Admin rs 
for ever by these Presents have given granted bargained 
sold aliened conveyed & confirmed unto him the s d Allison 
Brown his Heirs & Assigns for ever fifty Acres of Land in 
Arundel afores d it being the one Half Part of one hundred 
Acres of Land which was granted by the Town of Arundel 
alias Cape Porpus in the Year 1681 unto William Barton 
between the great Marsh & the little upon the North East 



Book XII, Fol, 15. 

Side of John Millers To have & to hold all the afores d grant- 
ed & bargained Premisses with the Appurtenanees Priviledges 
& Comodities to the same belonging or in any Ways apper- 
taining to him the s (l Allison Brown his Heirs or Assigns 
for ever To his & theirs only proper Use Benefit & Behoof 
forever, And that the s d Allison Brown his Heirs & Assigns 
shall & may from Time to Time & at all Times for ever 
hereafter by Force & Virtue of these Presents lawfully 
peaceably & quietly have hold use occupy possess & enjoy 
the s d demised & bargained Premisses with the Appurte- 
nances free & clear from all former or other Gifts Grants 
Bargains Sales Joyntures Wills Intails or any Incumbrances 
whatsoever — Furthermore I the s d James March for my self 
my heirs Exec 18 Admin 18 do covenant & engage the above 
demised Premises to him the s d Allison Brown his Heirs & 
Assigns against the lawful Claims or Demands from any 
Person or Persons whatsoever to Warrant secure & defend 
In Witness whereof I have hereunto set to my Hand & Seal 
this ninth Day of December in the year of our Lord One 
thousand seven hundred twenty & five 1725 
Signed & Sealed & Delivered Jam 8 March (Seal) 

in Presence of Arundale March the seventh 

James Mussey 1725 York || | This Day James 

Thomas Perkins March psonally appeared before me 

the Subscriber & acknowledged this In- 
strument or Conveyance to be his free Act 
& Deed John Gray Jus ta Pacis 

April 6, 1726. N° 5. A true Copy of the Original exam- 
ined by Jos : Moodey Reg r 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Barthol- 
omew Thompson of the Town of Barwick in 
Bar: Tomson the County of York in his Majesty s Pro v- 
To ince of the Massachusetts Bay Bay in New 

Jona stone England Yeoman sendeth Greeting Know ye 

that for clivers good Causes me hereunto mov- 
ing but more especially for & in Consideration of the full & 
whole Sum of twelve Pounds currant Money of New Eng- 
land to me in Hand paid before the Signing & Delivery of 
these Presents by Jonathan Stone jun 1 ' of the Town of Bar- 
wick afores' 1 Laborer The Receipt thereof I do acknowl- 
edge myself to be fully satisfied contented & paid for every 
Part have given granted bargained & sold And do by these 
Presents for my self my Heirs Exec 18 Admin 18 & Assigns 
for ever fully freely & absolutely give grant sell alienate en- 



Book XII, Fol. 15. 

feoffe assign convey Pass over & confirm unto him the fore- 
s' 1 Jonathan Stone his Heirs Exec rs Adm rs & Assigns for 
ever one Certain Grant of Land containing twenty Acres 
which was given & granted unto me the f ores d Bartholomew 
Thompson by the Town of Kittery May the 'tenth 1703 all 
which twenty Acres Grant of Land afores d To have & to hold 
to him the fores d Jonathan Stone & to his Heirs Exec rs Ad- 
min rs & Assigns for ever with all & singular the Appurte- 
nances & priviledges thereunto belonging freely & clearly 
exonerated acquitted & discharged of and from all Manner 
of former Deeds of Sale Leases Wills Dowries Right of 
Thirds or any other Incumbrances whatsoever had made 
done or suffered to be done by' me the foresaid Bartholo- 
mew Thompson whereby the fores d Jonathan Stone his 
Heirs Exec rs Admin rs or Assigns may be in any Ways mo- 
lested or disturbed in their quiet & peaceable Injoyment & 
Improvement of the above granted Premisses or any Part 
thereof And further I the afores d Bartholomew Thompson 
do avouch my self to be the true & lawful Owner of the 
above granted Premisses & have good Right & full Power 
of. my self to make Sale thereof In Witness hereof I the 
fores d Bartholomew Thompson have hereunto set my Hand 
& Seal this fifth Day of April Anno Domini one thousand 
seven hundred twenty three & in the ninth Year of King 
Georges Reign &c his 

Bartholomew Ij Thompson (Seal) 
Signed Sealed & Delivered mark 

in Presence of us York sc | Berwick 

James Warren \ March 11 th 1725 | 6 

W m Fairweather > Witnesses Jonathan Stone Sen r 

Jonathan Stone Sen 1 ' ) psonally appearing made 

Oath that he saw Bartholomew 

Thompson sign seal & deliver the 

above written Instrument as his Act & 

Deed Cor Sam 11 Plaisted Jus. Pac s 

Prov: of New Hamp 1 Portsm March 16, 1725/6. W m 

Fairweather psonally appeared before me the Subscriber & 

made Oath that he saw Bartholomew Thompson sign seal & 

deliver the above Instrument as his Act & Deed & y t Jon a 

Stone Sen r signed at same Time with him as a witness 

Sam 11 Penhallow Jus : P a 
April 7. 1726. N° 1. A true Copy of the Original Ex- 
amined * by Jos : Moodey Reg r 

Book xii. 5 



Book XII, Fol. 15. 

To all People to whom this psent Deed oi Sale shall come 
Greeting Know ye that I Samuel Gould 
Margt & Samii Gold f Boxf ord in the County of Essex in New 
To England Husbandman do for & in Con- 

Jon* 1 Stons sideration of the Sum of twenty five sibl- 

ings in Hand paid before the ensealing 
hereof by Jonathan Stone Jun 1 of Berwick in the County of 
York in N England afores d the Receipt whereof I do hereby 
acknowledge & my self fully satisfied & paid by these Pres- 
ents do fully clearly & absolutely give grant bargain sell set 
over & confirm unto the s d Jonathan Stone jun r his Heirs & 
Assigns for ever the full eleventh Part of a forty Acre 
Grant s d Grant being made to my Hon d Grandfather Daniel 
Stone late of Berwick deceased unto which eleventh Part I 
am entitled by Virtue of my Moth r being Daughter to s d 
Daniel Stone & so an Heir to the eleventh Part of s d Grant 
which Part my Mother hath quitclaimed unto me To have & 
to hold the above granted Premisses with all Profits Privi- 
ledges & Appurtenances to the same belonging unto s d Jon- 
athan Stone his Heirs & Assigns for & to his & their sole 
proper Use Benefit & Behoof for ever : Avouching my Right 
& Title ,to the Premisses to be good : so have full Power & 
lawful Authority to sell & confirm the same in Manner as 
aboves d & that it shall & may be lawful for the s d Jonathan 
Stone his Heirs & Assigns from Time to Time & at all 
Times for ever hereafter by Force & Virtue of these Pres ts 
lawfully peaceably & quietly to have hold use & possess & 
enjoy s d granted & demised Premisses free & clearly acquit- 
ted & discharged from all other gifts Grants Sales or In- 
cumbrances whatsoever warranting this Deed of Sale to be 
good & valid in the Law against the Claims or Demands all 
Persons whatsoever from by or under me. In Witness 
whereof I the s d Samuel Gould have hereunto set my Hand 
& Seal this twenty twenty second Day of April Anno Dom- 
ini 1725 ^ er 
Signed Sealed & Delivered Margeret _+ Goold (Seal) 

in Presence of us Essex sc Ipswich April 22. 

Witness 1725 Then the aboves d Mar- 

William Adams garet Gold psonally appeared & 

Joseph Adams acknowledged this Instrument to 

be her Act & Deed 
Before John Appleton J. P s 

Cor - Samuel Gould (Seal) 

Essex se Ipswich April 22. 1725 Then the aboves d Sam- 
uel Gould personally appeared & acknowledged this Instru- 
ment to be his Act & Deed 



Book XII, Fol. 16. 

Cor Before John Appleton J s P 8 
April 7 th 1726. A true Copy of the Original Examined 

by Jos : Moodey Reg r 



(16) Know all Men by these Presents that I Daniel 
Stone of Berwick in the County of York and within his Maj- 
estys Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England 
Cord wainer as Admin rs to a certain Grant of Land Granted 
to my Hon cl Father Daniel Stone deceased by the legal Town 
Meeting held at Kittery May 24 th 1669 containing forty 
Acres — In Relation to which Grant as I stand related I do 
sell convey make full Title & confirm the said forty Acres 
Grant to Jonathan Stone Jun 1 now resident at Exeter in his 
Majesty's Province of New Hampsh 1 & to his Heirs & As- 
signs for ever. In Consideration of fifteen Pounds to me 
in Hand which being the full & fully accepted by me & by 
the same Reception own my self fully contented & paid & 
by these Presents acquit him s d Stone his Heirs for ever of 
the same. And further I will by these Presents warrant & 
defend all the above granted & bargained Premisses also 
my Heirs Exec rs & Admin rs unto the s d Jonathan Stone his 
Heirs Exec rs Admin 1 " 8 & Assigns the s d Grant for ever 
against the lawful Claims &, Demands of all Persons whatso- 
ever In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand & 
Seal Septemb 1 the sixteenth Anno Domini seventeen hun- 
dred & twenty five & in the twelfth Year of his Majesty's 
Reign | The words & [to his Heirs & Assigns for ever] & 
the s d Stone interlined before Signing & Sealing 

Daniel Stone (Seal) 
Signed Sealed & Delivered York sc | Sept 1 17 th 

in Presence of us 1725 Daniel Stone above 

John Bradstreet named psonally appearing ac- 

Joseph Hart knowledged the above Instrument 

in Writing to be his voluntary Act & 
Deed Coram Jos : Hamond J. Pac 8 

April 7 th N° 3. A true Copy of the Original Examined 

by Jos : Moodey Reg r 



To all People to whom this Present Writing shall come 

Samuel Tredwell Yeoman & Mary his 

Sam & Mary Tredwel wif e of Wells in the County of York in 

To Ihe Province of the Massachusetts Bay 

Jno Storer [ n New England send greeting Know 

ye that Ave the s d Samuel Tredwell Mary 

Tredwell for & in Consideration of a valuable Sum of Money 



Book XII, Fol. 16. 

to us in Hand paid before the Ensealing & Delivery of these 
Presents : by John Storer of Wells in the County afores d 
Yeoman the Receipt whereof to full content & Satisfaction : 
we do hereby acknowledge & thereof & of every Part there- 
of do acquit exonerate & discharge the s d John Storer his 
Heirs Exec 18 & Admin 18 : every of them for ever by these 
Presents : & for divers other good Causes & Considerations 
us hereunto moving We the s d Samuel Tredwell Mary Tred- 
well above named : have given granted bargained & sold 
aliened enfeoffed remised released quitted claim & confirm- 
ed | & do by these Presents fully freely clearly & absolute- 
ly give grant bargain sell aliene enfeoffe remise release quit 
claim & confirm unto the s d John Storer & to his Heirs & 
Assigns for ever all the Estate Right Title Interest Share 
Portion Proportion Inheritance Dividend Property Posses- 
sion Reversion Remainder Claim & Demand whatsoever : 
which we the s d Samuel Tredwell Mary Tredwell we or eith- 
er of us now have ever had or which we or either of us our 
respective Heirs or Assigns in Time to come can may might 
should or in any wise ought to have or claim of in & to one 
Quarter Part of two hundred Acres of Land & Priviledge of 
a Stream for building Mill or Mills upon a River commonly 
called Mary Land River which Land & Priviledge of Build- 
ing was formerly granted by the Town of Wells unto M 1 
Samuel Wheelwright deceased John Butland Eliab Little- 
field & My Father Jonathan Hamond deceased, the which 
we do make over & confirm according to the Towns Grant 
to our s d Father Jonathan Hamond : to us, from us our Heirs 
Exec 18 Admin rs unto the sd John Storer his Heirs Exec ls 
Admin 18 or Assigns To have & to hold together with all the 
Rights Common Rights Priviledges & Appurtenances what- 
soever thereof & thereto any wise belonging or may here 
after belong by any Manner of Ways or Means whatsoever 
or howsoever all the above granted & released Premisses 
with with the Appurtenances & every Part & Parcell there- 
of unto the s d John Storer his Heirs & Assigns for ever to 
his & their own sole & proper Use Benefit & Behoof from 
hence forth & for ever more freely peaceably & quietly 
without any manner of Reclaim Chalenge or Contra- 
diction of us the s d Samuel Tredwell Mary Tredwell our 
Heirs or Assigns or either of us or them but of & from all 
& every Action of Right Estate Title Interest Claim & De- 
mand of in & to the Premisses & every Part & Parcell there- 
of we our selves & every of us our Heirs & every of them 
shall be utterly excluded & for ever debarred by these Pres- 
ents & the s d bargained released & confirmed Premisses with 



Book XII, Fol. 16. 

their & every of their Appurtenances unto the s d John Stor- 
er his Heirs & Assigns against our selves our Heirs & As- 
signs & against the lawfull Claims & Demands of all & every 
other Person whatsoever or Persons from by or under us 
the said Samuel Tredwell we shall & will ever Warrant & 
defend by these Presents — As witness our Hands & Seals 
this ninth Day of October in the twelfth Year of the Reign 
of our Sovereign Lord George King &c & in the Year of 
our Lord God one thousand seven hundred & twenty five 
1725. • Samuell Tredwell (Seal) 

Signed Sealed & Delivered Mary Tredwell (Seal) 

in Presence of York sc | Octob 1 y e 9. 1725 

Sam 11 Wheelwright M 1 Samuel Tredwell & Mary 

Abigail Wheelwright his Wife psonally appeared & ac- 

knoAvledged this before going Instru- 
ct o o . 

ment in Writing to be his free Act & Deed 
before me — Joseph Hill J. Peace 
April 7. 1726. N° 4. A true Copy of the Original Ex- 
amined by Jos : Moodey Reg 1 



. To all People to whom these Presents shall come 
Greeting Now know ye that I Samuel Har- 
Samii Harmon mon f Wells in the County of York in the 
To Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New 

Jno storer England Yeoman for & in Consideration of 

the full & just Sum of forty five Pounds in 
passable Bills of Credit to me in Hand paid & by me re- 
ceived to my full Content & Satisfaction & for other good 
& lawful Causes & Considerations me thereto moving have 
given & granted : & do by these Presents fully & clearly & 
absolutely give grant bargain sell alienate make over & con- 
firm to John Storer of the Town & County afores d Yeoman : 
one Quarter Part of two hundred Acres of Land together 
with all my Right Title & Interest of the Priviledge of the 
Falls & Stream for building a Saw Mill or Saw Mills upon 
s d Priviledge & also Priviledge of cutting Timber upon the 
Towns Conion : & also one quarter Part of the Mill now 
standing upon the River cofnonly called Merry Land River 
& also my Part of Iron Work belonging to the afores d Mill 
& Priviledge which Land & Priviledge of Building was 
granted by the Town of Wells unto M r Samuel Wheelwright 
deceased John Butland Eliab Littlefiold & Jonathan 
Hamond the which I do make over & confirm unto John 
Storer afores d his Heirs Exec ls Admin 18 or Assigns To have 
& to hold together with all & singular the Priviledges Rights 



Book XII, Fol. 16. 

& Appurtenances thereto belonging or any wise apper- 
taining as a free & clear Estate in Fee Simple for ever : 
And I the aboves d Samuel Harmon for my self my Heirs 
Exec 18 Admin rs covenant & promise to & with the aboves' 1 
John Storer his Heirs Exec™ Admin™ & Assigns that I am 
at the Ensealing & Delivery hereof the true sole & rightful 
Owner & Possessour of the above granted Premisses & that 
I have full Power good Right & lawful Authority to sell 
& dispose of the same as afore sd And do affirm & promise it 
& every Part and Parcell thereof to be free & clear & fully 
& clearly acquitted & discharged of & from all other & 
former Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Leases Releases Dow- 
ries Mortgages or Incumbrances whatsoever unless what is 
specified in the Town Grant for the Future : Morever I do 
bind my Self my Heirs and Exec™ & Admin™ to Warrant & 
defend the same from all & every Person or Persons what- 
soever in by from or under me or by my Cause or Procure- 
ment laying any legal Claim thereunto In Witness whereof 
& for y e Confirmation of the above Premisses above granted 
I the afores d Samuel Harmon have hereto put my Hand & 
Seal this twenty third Day of October Anno Domini one 
thousand seven hundred & twenty four 1724. And in the 
eleventh Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George 
by the Grace of God of Great Britian France & Ireland 
King &c And Mercy Harmon the Wife of me the s d Samuel 
Harmon doth by these psents freely willing give yield up 
& surrender all her Right of Dowry & Power of Thirds of 
in & unto the above demised Premisses unto him the said 
John Storer his Heirs & Assigns In Witness whereof I have 
hereto set my Hand & Seal Sam 11 Harmon (Seal) 

Signed Sealed & Delivered m** 

in Presence of Mercy ^^o Harmon (Seal) 

Joseph Storer her 

Jonathan Littlefield York ss Wells Octob 1 23 1724. 

Sam 11 Hatch M r Samuel Harmon & Mercy his Wife 

psonally appeared before me the Subscriber 

one of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for s d 

County & freely acknowledged the above written 

Instrument in Writing to be their free Act & Deed 

Joseph Hill 

April 7. 1726. N° 5 A true Copy of the Original Exam- 
ined by Jos : Moodey Reg 1 



Book XII, Fol. 17. 

[17] William Larraby aged sixty five Years or there- 
abouts testy fie th that he lived at North Yar- 
W m Larraby mouth in Caseo bay many Years & that he 

Testimony about we n remembreth that Nicholas Cole & John 
Purington & Cole Purington deceased lived on a Neck of 
Land in Casco Bay known by the Name of 
Merrinege Neck & that each of them had a dwelling House 
there & have been at their Houses several Times which was 
about fifty Years past : And that when the Indian War 
came on which is now about forty seven Years the aboves d 
Cole was forced off by the Indians & that my self with 
many others came from Casco Bay with him after we had 
been beset with the Indians & sundry psons killed by them : 
And that Nicholas Cole now living in Wells is the reputed 
Son of the afores d Nicholas Cole 

York sc | Wells July 2 d 1722 Then William Larraby of 
Wells psonally appeared ifc made Oath to the Truth of the 
aboves d Evidence to lye in perpetuam Rei Memoriam 
John Wheelwright ) Quorum unus 
Joseph Hill ) Justices of y e Peace 

May 2 cl 1726. A True Copy of the Original received 
under Seal Examined by Jos : Moodey Reg r 



To all People unto whom these psents shall come Isaac 
Marion of Boston in the County of Suffolk 
Isaac & Phebe & Province of the Massachusetts Bay in 
Marion To New England House wright & Phebe" his 

Elias Ware Wife one of the Daughters & Coheirs of 

Peter Ware late of York in the County of 
York in New England Yeoman deceased send Greeting 
Know ye that we the s (1 Isaac Marion & Phebe Marion for & 
in Consideration of the Sum of fifty two pounds in Money 
of New England to us in Hand at & before the Ensealing & 
Delivery hereof well & truly paid by Elias Ware of York 
afores d Yeoman the Receipt whereof we hereby acknowl- 
edge & thereof & of every Part & Parcel thereof do hereby 
acquit & discharge s d Elias Ware his Heirs Exec rs Admin 1 ' 8 
Have given granted bargained sold Released quitclaimed & 
confirmed & by these Presents do fully & absolutely give 
grant bargain sell release assign quit claim & confirm unto, 
the s d Elias Ware his Heirs & Assigns for ever All our 
Share Part Portion Estate Right Title Interest Inheritance 
<fc Demand whatsoever that we or either of us now, have or 
hereafter may or might have of in & to the Housing Lands 
& real Estate whatsoever of our s d late Father Peter Ware 



Book XII, Fol. 17. 

& whereof he died seized. To have & to hold all the s d 
granted & released Premisses unto the s d Elias Ware his 
Heirs & Assigns — To his & their only proper Use Benefit 
& Behoofe for ever — And we the s d Isaac & Phebe Marion 
for our Selves our Heirs Exec rs & Admin™ do hereby cove- 
nant promise grant & agree to Warrant & Defend all the 
afore granted & released premisses unto the s d Elias Ware 
his Heirs & Assigns for ever against the lawful Claims & 
Demands of all Persons from by or under us or our Heirs 
In Witness whereof we the s d Isaac & Phebe Marion have 
hereunto set our Hands & Seals the tenth Day of May An- 
no Domini One thousand seven hundred & nineteen Annoq 
R 1 R is Georgii Mag a Britannia &c Quinto 

Isaac Marion (Seal) 

Signed Sealed & Delivered TO , Sig ^ m AT -, 

in the Presence of us Phebe $ Manon ( 8eal ) 

Jos : Marion Received on the Day of the Date 

Jos : Marion Jun r above of M 1 Elias Ware the Sum of 
fifty two Pounds being the Purchase 
Consideration within & above expressed 

p Isaac Marion 
Suffolk Sc | Boston June 8 th 1719 The above named Isaac 
& Phebe Marion psonally appearing severally acknowledg- 
ed the above Instrument to be their Act & Deed 

Before me Samuel Lynde Justice Peace 
April 7. 1726. N° 6. A true Copy of the Original 
Examined by Jos : Moodey Reg r 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Moses 
Hansconb of the Town of Kittery in the 
Moses Hanscomb County of York in the Province of the Mas- 
To sachusetts Bay in New England Yeoman 

Jno Dennet sendeth Greeting Know ye that for & in 

Consideration of the Sum of thirty pounds 
curr* Money of New England afores d to me in Hand paid 
before the Ensealing & Delivery of these Presents by John 
Dennet of the same Kittery afores d Yeoman have given 
granted bargained & sold & by these Presents for me my 
Heirs Exec 18 & Admin 18 do give grant bargain sell make 
over & confirm unto him the s d John Dennet his Heirs & 
Assigns for ever all that my Lott of fifteen Acres of Land 
situated lying & being in the Township of Kittery afores d 
butted & bounded as followeth taking its beginning at M 1 
Joseph Hamonds Fence & from thence on a North West & 
by North Line by M r Downing Fence forty Pole & from 



Book XII, Fol. 17. 

that Extent on a North East by East Line sixty Pole to a 
Maple or Beech marked four Square & from thence South 
East by South to M r Hamonds Line afores d forty Pole & by 
s d Line & Fence sixty Pole to the first Station afores d con- 
taining fifteen Acres which s d Tract of fifteen Acres I pur- 
chased of M rs Sarah Shapleigh Gentlewoman deceased Relict 
& Admin rX to the Estate of M l John Shapleigh late of Kit- 
tery deceased & Cap* Nicholas Shapleigh Son & Heir surviv- 
ing & Admin 1 ' to the Estate of his Father M 1 John Shap- 
leigh deceased as by a Deed under their Hands & Seal bear- 
ing Date the eighteenth Day of November one thousand sev- 
en hundred & eight Reference being thereunto had 
< b? % *< with all the Priviledges & Appurtenances thereunto 
;;-Co° belonging or in any wise appertaining To have & to 
$ ^ 8 o, hold to him the s d John Dennet his Heirs & As- 
2, ?— signs for ever and I the s d Moses Hanscomb for me 
h S o my Heirs Exec rs & Admin 18 to & with the s d John 
|f S i o- Dennet his Heirs & Assigns do covenant that at & 
g, £ £ 2 un till the Ensealing hereof I am the sole & proper 
^c§ ~ - M Owner of the above granted & bargained Premisses 
og o ^ & have good Right full Power & lawful Authority 
~ g "H to dispose of the same the quiet & peaceable Po- 
" 8* H session thereof to Warrant & for ever Defend by 
£ 3* I? these Pres ts against all Persons whatsoever — Pro- 

3* i— 3 O 

5"o ^vided alwaj^s & upon Condition nevertheless any 
S1[ g thing herein contained notwithstanding that if the 






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sl £ s d Moses Hanscomb his Heirs Exec 18 or Admin 1 " 8 at 
og 5* q any Time or Times before the fifteenth Day of Oc- 
O S* g- tober which will be in the Year of our Lord One 
g 3 "j thousand seven hundred & twenty & seven shall & 
& ~ g do well & truly pay or cause to be paid unto the s d 
' John Dennet his Heirs Exec 18 Admin 18 or Assigns 
the full & just Sum of thirty pounds in currant Money or 
good Bills of Credit with lawful Interest thereon after the 
Rate of six p Cent p Annum in like Money at or upon the 
fifteenth Day of October annually & in every Year untill 
the s d fifteenth day of October which will be in the year of 
our Lord One thousand seven hundred & twenty seven with- 
out Fraud or further Delay that then this present Deed of 
Mortgage & every Grant Article & Thing therein contained 
to cease determine be void & of none Effect But in Default 
thereof to abide & remain in full Force & Virtue with good 
Effect in the Law whatsoever | In Witness whereof I the s d 
Moses Hanscomb have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this 
fifteenth Day of October Anno Domini One thousand seven 
hundred twenty & three & in the Tenth year of his Majes- 



Book XII, Fol. 18. 

tys Reign _, his TT ; 

Signed Sealed & delivered Moses TT< Hanscomb (Seal) 

° mark 

York sc | May 11. 1724 Moses 
in ye Presence of us Hanscom above named acknowl- 
Solomon Lebby edged the above written Instrument 
James Fernald to be his free Act & Deed 

before Charles f frost J. Peace 
April 7 th 1726. N° 7 A true Copy of the Original Ex- 
amined by Jos : Moodey Reg 1 



To all People to whom these Pres 1 shall come Greeting 

Biel Hamilton Know ye that we Abial Hambleton & 

& Timithy Wentworth both in the County 

Timo wentworth of York witllin his Majestys Province of 
To the Massachusetts Bay in New England 

Jno Eldridge ^ or ^ m Consideration of the Sum of 

eleven Pounds to we in Hand paid before 
the Ensealing hereof well & truly paid by John Eldridge of 
Wells in the aboves d County & Province the Receipt where- 
of we do hereby acknowledge & our selves therewith fully 
satisfied & contented & thereof & of every Part & Parcel 
thereof do exonerate acquit & discharge the s d John El- 
dridge his Heirs Exec rs Admin 1 * 8 forever by these Presents 
have given granted bargained sold aliened conveyed & con- 
firmed [18] And by these Presents do freely fully & abso- 
lutely give grant bargain sell aliene convey & confirm unto 
him the s d John Eldridge his Heirs & Assigns for ever our 
Right Title claim & Interest to a parcel of Land & Marsh 
being in the Township of Wells being our Right which came 
from M r Toizer by a Deed to M 1 Hamelton & Eliz a his Wife 
the other Part to Timothy Wentworth which came from his 
Grand Father Ezekiel Knights by a Will from his Father to 
s d Wentworth The Boundaries are as followeth by Thomas 
Bowls on the Land & Marsh of M 1 Emery Southerly by the 
Marsh on the River Eastwardly & the Land Westwardly on 
the Comons together with all & singular the Ways Profits 
Priviledges & Appurtenances whatsoever thereunto belong- 
ing or in any manner of Ways appertaining To have & to 
hold the s d Piece or Part of Land & Marsh unto the s d John 
Eldridge & to his Heirs Exec rs Admin 19 & Assigns with all 
other the above granted & bargained Premisses with their 
appurtenances unto his & their own sole Use Benefit 6c Be- 
hoof for ever, And the s d John Eldridge his Heirs Exec 1 ' 8 
Admin rs & Assigns shall & may from henceforth & for ever 
hereafter lawfully peaceably & quietly have hold use occu- 



Book XII, Fol. 18. 

py possess enjoy & improve all the above granted & bargain- 
ed Premisses without the Lett Hindrance or Denial of the 
s d Abial Hamlliton & Timothy Wentworth the Premisses 
being free & freely & clearly acquitted exonerated & dis- 
charged of & from all Manner of former & other Gifts 
Grants Bargains Sales Leases Mortgages Titles Troubles 
Thirds Dowries Charges Claims & Demands whatsoever 
And further the s d Abial Hamlleton & Timothy Wentworth 
shall & will from hence forth & for ever hereafter warrant 
& defend all the above granted & bargained Premisses with 
their appurtenances unto him the said Eldridge & to his 
Heirs Exec 18 & Assigns for ever against the lawful Claims 
& Demands of all Persons whatsoever — In Witness whereof 
the above named Abial Hamlleton & Timothy Wentworth 
have hereunto set their Hands & Seals Octob r y e seventh in 
the Year of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred & 
eighteen Biel Hambleton (Seal) 

Signed Sealed & Delivered th * 

in psence Timothy ^J Wentworth (Seal) 

Joseph Young ma ^ York sc | York 7 th 

Daniel Stone Octob 1 * 1718 Abial Ham- 

Nath 11 Freeman lleton & Timothy Wentworth 

psonally appeared before one of 
his Majestys Justices of the Peace for 
the aboves d County & acknowledged y e 
above Instrument to be their free Act & Deed 

Albra Preble 
April 7 th 1726 N° 8 A true Copy of Original Examined 

by Joseph Moodey Reg 1 



To all Christian People to whom this Deed of Sale may 
come Peter Nowel of York in the County of 
Peter Nowel York in the Province of the Massachusetts 

To Bay in New England Yeoman sendeth 

Arthr Bragdon Greeting (Know ye) the s d Peter Nowel 
for & in Consideration of one hundred & 
sixty Pounds Money to him in Hand well & truly paid by 
Arthur Bragdon jun 1 of s d York Yeoman at the Receipt 
thereof the s d Nowel doth acknowledge himself therewith 
fully paid satisfied & well contented & doth hereby acknowl- 
edge he hath fully acquitted & discharged the s d Bragdon of 
all & every Part & Payment thereof <Sb hath given granted 
bargained sold aliened enfeoffed & conveyed & doth by 
these Presents give grant bargain sell aliene enfeoffe & con- 



Book XII, Fol. 18. 



vey & fully freely & absolutely make over & confirm unto 
the s d Arthur Bragdon & his Heirs & Assigns for ever : One 
Piece Parcel Tract or Tenement of Land in s d York contain- 
ing by Estimation twenty Acres be it more or less situated 
upon the North East Side of York River upon both Sides 
of the High Way or Country Road that leads thro York 
Town towards the upper Part thereof & is butted & bound- 
ed as followeth viz|| Ten Poles in Breadth bounded by York 
River upon the South West & upon the North West by the 
Land of Constant Rankins & on the North East by Bass Cove 
Brook & on the South East by the Land of Aboves d Arthur 
Bragdon [to run on the same Point the other Lots run] or 
however otherwise is or may be reputed to be bounded — 
And also the one Half of a certain Piece or Parcel of Salt 
Marsh & Thatch Ground or Meadow Ground therein the 
whole containing by Estimation seven Acres be it more or 
less which is situated upon the South West Side of the 
North West Branch of s d York River being in aqual Part- 
nership between the s d Peter Nowel & Hope 11 Weare as yet 
undivided & is to be divided in aqual Proportion both in 
Quality & Quantity when the s d Bragdon shall demand the 
same after the Date hereof & is butted & bounded as fol- 
loweth viz upon the North East by the Branch of s d York 
River & other ways as the Upland lieth or however other- 
wise is or may be reputed to be bounded with the Land as a 
set forth & expressed together with all the Right Titles 
Priviledges & Appurtenances & Advantages belonging unto 
the s d Land & Orchard & all its Priviledges & s d Half Part 
of s d Marsh & its Priviledges & advantages as above set 
forth & express 01 or that ever may hereafter red own unto 
the same or any Part or Parcel thereof unto him the s d 
Arthur Bra&don & to his Heirs Exec rs Adm rs & assigns 
for ever To have & to hold & quietly & peaceably to pos- 
sess occupy & enjoy the s d Land &c &all their priviledges 
as a good & sure Estate in Fee simple Moreover the s d 
Peter Nowel doth for himself his Heirs Exec rs & Admin 1 ' 8 



to '& Avith the s d Arthur Bragdon his Heirs & Assigns cov- 
& promise the above bargained Premisses 



enant engage 



all their Priviledges to be free & clear from all for 
Bargains 



Sales Rents Rates Dowries 
or any other Incumbrances 



with 

mer Gifts Grants 
Mortgages Widows Thirds 
whatsoever as also from all future Claims Challenges Law- 
suits Disturbances Hindrances or any other Interruptions 
in Law to be had or comenced by him or his Heirs or 
Assigns : And that from & after this Date the s d Peter 



Book XII, Fol. 18. 

Nowel shall and will defend the Right & Title of the 
above bargained Premisses against all Person or Persons 
whatsoever & doth hereby Warrantize the same accordingly 
In Witness whereof the above named Peter Nowel hath 
hereunto set his Hand & Seal this twentyeth Day of Febru- 
ary in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & 
twenty 21 And in the seventh Year of the Reign of our 
Sovereign Lord George King of Great Britain &c 
Signed Sealed & delivered Peter Nowel , , 

in the Presence of us Witnesses Sarah Nowel v ea / 
Daniel Simpson York sc | York Feb iy 21 1720 | 21 

Caleb Preble Cap* Peter Nowel psonally appeared 

Abiel Goodwin & acknowledged this above Instrument 
to be his free Act & Deed 

before me Abra m Preble Just Peace 
April 7. 1726. N°9A true Copy of the Original Exam- 
ined by Jos : Moodey Reg 1 



To all Christian People to whom these Presents may come 
Greeting Know ye that I Robert Gray of York 
Kobert Gray i n the County of York Planter for & in Con- 
To his Son sideration of the natural Love & affection 
George which I have & bear to my Son George Gray 

of s d York Cordwainer as well as for sundry 
other good Causes & Considerations me thereunto leading — 
have given granted & confirmed & by these Presents do ful- 
ly freely &, absolutely give grant & confirm to him my s d 
Son George Gray One Tract of Land lying & being in the 
Town of York afores d containing about ten Acres & an half, 
which is butted & bounded as followeth viz 1 on the South 
West of York River, at the Head or South West Side of the 
Land belonging to Arthur Bragdon Sen r being near to Goose 
Cove, Beginning at an Hemlock Tree marked on four Sides 
which is the North West Corner Bounds of the s d Bragdons 
Land & from thence South East fifteen Poles to another 
Lott of Land containing seventy Acres belonging to the s d 
Bragdon & from thence runing by s d Bragdons Land over 
an Heathy Swamp till it extends to the high Ridge to the 
Great Spring so as to include one half thereof & then run- 
ning at Each End on a North West Point to Parkers Land ; 
To have & to hold the above Tract of Land with all the 
Priviledges & Appurtenances thereto belonging or in any 
wise appertaining unto the s d George Gray his Heirs & As- 
signs for ever to his & their own proper Use & Behoof Pro- 
vided notwithstanding & he the s d - Robert doth except & re- 



Book XII, Fol. 19. 

serve that his s d Son George Gray nor his Heirs Exec r8 nor 
Admin rs shall not sell grant or convey the Premisses to any 
Person or Persons [19] Whatsoever until James Gray the 
son of the s d Robert Gray shall attain to the Age of twenty 
one Years, nor within the Space of one full Year thence 
next following — And that if the s d George is disposed to 
make Sale thereof then he shall give to his s d Brother James 
the refusal thereof at a reasonable Value But if James see 
not Cause to purchase the same within the s d Term of one 
full Year as aboves d then the Premisses shall be at the En- 
tire & sole Disposal of the s d George Gray & be to him his 
Heirs & Assigns an absolute Estate in Fee simple for ever 
And that the s d George Gray his Heirs & Assigns shall & 
may from Time to Time & at all Times for ever quietly & 
peaceably have hold occupy possess & enjoy the above 
granted Premisses without any Let hindrance Contradiction 
or Denial of me the s d Robert Gray or my Heirs Exec 18 Ad- 
min 18 or Assigns them or any of them or of any other Per- 
son by from or under me. In Testimony whereof I have 
hereto set my Hand & Seal the second Day of December in 
the eleventh Year of his Majesty's Reign Annoque Domini 
1724 ^s 

Signed Sealed & delivered 



Robert J^ Gray (seal) 



in Presence of 
Benjamin Johnston 

his -^ 

Henry Beedle Q Elisabeth £ Gray (Seal) 



Mark 
her 



Mark Mark 

his 



York sc | York March y e 22 
John ^ Gray 1725 | 6 Robert Gray appeared 

Mark before Me the Subscriber one of 

his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for 
s d County & acknowledge the above In- 
strum* to be his free Act & Deed 

Sam 11 Came 
April 7 th 1726 N° 10. A true Copy of the Original Ex- 
amined by Jos : Moodey Reg r 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing &c Know ye that I Richard King of 
Richn King Kittery in the County of York within his 

To Majcstys Province of the Massachusetts 

His Son George Bay in New England many good Causes & 
Considerations me thereunto moving & 
more especially for the Natural Love & Affection which I 



Book XII, Fol. 19. 

have & do bear unto my welbeloved Son George King of the 
same Kittery afores d Mariner have given granted aliened en- 
feoffed released & confirmed & do by these Presents fully 
freely clearly & absolutely give grant aliene enf eoff e release 
set over & confirm unto the s d George King his Heirs & 
Assigns forever all that my certain Tract of Land whereon I 
now Dwell with the Houses Buildings Orchards & Appurte- 
nances whatsoever upon belonging or in any wise appertain- 
ing to the same both Upland & Marsh or Meadow Ground 
situate & being within the Township of Kittery afores d but- 
ted & bounded as followeth viz South Westerly on Piscata- 
qua River South Easterly by Land of Rich cl King Jun r 
North Easterly by the great Cove so called & Northwester- 
ly by Land formerly the Land of Stephen Paul dec d or the 
High Way between s d Pauls Land & my s d Land containing 
by Estimation fourteen Acres be it more or less To have & 
to hold the s d Parcel or Tract of Land as above bounded & 
described with the Houses Buildings Orchards Fences & Ap- 
purtenances to the same belonging or in any wise appertain- 
ing to him the s d George King his Heirs & Assigns for ever 
to his & their only proper Use Benefit & Behoof for ever 
more | And the s d Richard King for himself his Heirs Ex- 
ec r & Admin 18 doth covenant promise & grant to & with the 
s d George King his Heirs & Assigns that before the Enseal- 
ing hereof he is the true & lawful Owner of the above bar- 
gained Premisses & hath good Right & lawful Authority to 
dispose of the same as afores d the peaceable Possession 
thereof against himself his Heirs Exec rs & Admin rs & against 
all other Persons claiming the same or any Part thereof from 
by or under him them or any of them he Avill for ever save 
harmless warrant & defend by these Pres ts 
Always provided & upon Condition nevertheless & it is the 
true Intent & Meaning of these Presents that I the s d Rich- 
ard King do hereby reserve to my self during my natural 
Life the whole & Sole Use & Income of all & singular the 
above granted Premisses with the Appurtenances in as large 
& ample Manner as I might Have done before the Ensealing 
hereof during the Term of my natural Life -And that if I 
should happen to die & leave my now Wife Mary King a 
Widow then I do hereby also reserve to her Use the House 
& Garden during her natural Life any thing in these Pres- 
ents contained to the Contrary in any wise notwithstanding 
— In Witness whereof I the s d Richard King have hereunto 
set my Hand & Seal this tenth Day of Decemb 1 Anno Dom- 
ini one thousand seven hundred & eighteen Annoq r R j Ris 



Book XII, Fol. 19. 

Georgii Magna Britannia &c quinto his 

Signed Sealed & Delivered Richard DKing (seal) 

in Presence of us 

mark 

Eben r Allen I do also reserve out of the above 

Hannah Hamond granted Premisses a House Lott of 
nine Rod Square which I have already 
given to my Daughter Mary meld 

York sc Dec r 13. 1718. The above named Rich d King 
psonally appearing acknowledged the above Instrument in 
Writing with the Reservation under written to be his free 
Act & Deed Cor Jos : Hamond Jus : peace 

April 7. 1726 N° 10 A true Copy of the Original Exam- 
ined by Jos : Moodey Reg r 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing &c Know that I Robert & Elisabeth Gray 
Robt Gray f York in the County of York in the Prov- 

To his Sou mce f the Massachusetts Bay in New Eng- 
George Gray i anc | a0 gi ve grant & bequeath to George Gray 
our Son ten Acres of Land where he can find 
it clear of all other former Grants whereas I Robert Gray 
as afores d with Elisabeth his Wife do give & grant unto our 
Son George Gray & by Virtue of these Presents lawfully & 
peaceably & quietly to have & to hold use occupy possess & 
enjoy s d Premisses with all Appurtenances thereunto belong- 
ing for ever according to a Grant given me the s d Robert 
Gray by the Town of York — In Witness whereof I Robert 
Gray with Elisabeth his Wife have hereunto set our Hands 
179 . & Seal the eleventh Day of December in the Year 
of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & twenty 
four & in the eleventh year of Sovereign Lord George — 
Kin£ of Great Britain &c 



his 



Signed Sealed & Delivered Robert^/ Gray (X) 

in the Presence of us mirk w 

John Stapledon her 

Ebenezer JBlasdell Elizabeth - // Gray 
nathanaell lewes " 

mark 

York sc | York March y e 19. 1725 | 6 
Robert Gray psonally appeared before me 
the Subscriber and freely acknowledged this In- 
strument to be his free act & Deed 

before me Samuel Came Jus : Peace 
April 7 th 1726. N° 11 A true Copy of y e Original Exam- 
ined by Jos : Moodey Reg r 



Book XII, Fol. 20. 

To all People to whom these Presents shall come, I Do- 
devah Curtis of Kittery, sendeth Greeting 
Dodevah Curtis Know ye that I the s fl Dodevah Curtis of 
To Kittery in the County of York in the Prov- 

Withers Beny i nce f the Massachusetts Bay in New Eng- 
land Yeoman for & in Consideration of 
Love good Will & Affection which I have & do bear towards 
my loving Son in Law Withers Berry of the same Place 
Batcheller have given & granted & by these Presents do 
freely clearly & absolutely give & grant unto the s d Withers 
Berry his Heirs & Assigns for ever all my Part Portion 
Share Right Title Interest Claim & Demand whatsoever 
that I the s d Dodevah Curtis have in or to a certain Tract of 
Land & Marsh situate lying & being in the aforcs d Kittery 
on the Western Side of the River called Spruces Creek con- 
taining by Estimation ninety one Acres be it more or less 
& is that Tract of Land & Marsh that I the s cl Dodevah Cur- 
tis & the s d Withers Berry purchased of M r Nicholas Shap- 
leigh in aqual Portions or Shares by one certain Deed or In- 
strument under the s d Shapleigh's Hand & Seal bearing Date 
July the thirty first one thousand seven hundred & nineteen 
Butted & bounded as followeth Beoinnino- at a small 

Brook or Gutter [20] Acljoyning Sam 1 Johnsons Land & 
running up the s d Gutter by the said Johnson's Land unto a 
Bridge that is in the Country Road thence South AYest & & 
by West eighty five Poles by the Road then South East & 
by South sixty Poles then North East & by East eighteen 
Poles then South South East one hundred Poles to the Creek 
& then bounded by Branches of the s d Spruces Creek & the 
Creek itself unto the first Boundary — Together with all the 
Priviledges & Appurtenances thereunto belonging to him 
the s d Withers Berry his Heirs & Assigns for ever And 
furthermore I Dodevah Curtis do by these Presents give & 
grant unto the afores 11 Withers Berry & his Heirs & Assigns 
for ever a Tract of Land & Marsh on the Eastward Side of 
the said Spruces Creek where I now dAvell & possess con- 
taining by Estimation about fifty Acres be it more or less 
Together with all the Priviledges & Appurtenances there- 
unto belonging To him the s d Withers Berry his Heirs & 
Assigns for ever — I do also by these Presents freely give & 
grant unto the aboves d Withers Berry his Heirs & Assigns 
for ever all my Part of the Saw mill adjoyning to the afores d 
Tracts of Land with all the Priviledges thereunto belonging 
as also Damms Streams Waters & Water Courses with all 
manner of Priviledges & Appurtenances thereunto belong- 
ing or in any wise appertaining to him the s d Withers Berry 

Book xii. 6 



Book XII, Fol. 20. 

& his Heirs & Assigns forever To have & to hold all & sin- 
gular the aforementioned Tracts of Land together with all 
my Right & Interest in the afores d Saw Mill with all the 
Priviledges & x\ppurtenances thereunto belonging or in any 
wise appertaining to him the s cl Withers Berry his Heirs & 
Assigns forever & Furthermore I Dodevah Curtis do by 
these Presents give unto the afores d Withers Berry all the 
Right Title Interest Claim & Demand whatsoever that I the 
s d Dodovah Curtis now have or ought to have by any Ways 
or Means whatsoever in or to the Comon & undivided Lands 
in Partnership with the Proprietors of Kittery as also my 
comon Right & Propriety therein with all the Priviledges & 
Appurtenances thereunto belonging To have & to hold all 
the afore mentioned Premisses to him the s d Withers Berry 
his Heirs & Assigns for ever from henceforth as his & their 
own proper Estate & Inheritance absolutely without any 
manner of Condition whatsoever In Witness whereof I have 
hereunto set my Hand & Seal the second Day of Octob r in 
the sixth Year of the Reign of our sovereign Lord George 
by the Grace of God King &c Annoque Dom 1 1720 
Signed Sealed & delivered !? is 

In the Presence of us Dodevah (T^ Curtis (Seal) 

Enoch Huchings mark 

w . ^r York sc I April 4 th 1726 This 

M*k m y the abovenamed Dodevah 

*ji Curtis psonally appeared before the 

W m (j Thomas Subscriber one Of his Majesty's Justices 
mark of the Peace for s d County & acknowledg- 

ed this above Instrument to be his free Act & 
Deed Cor ln W m Pepperrell Jun r 

April 8 th 1726 N° 1 A true Copy of the Original Exam- 
ined by Jos : Moodey Reg r 



To all Christian People to whom this Deed may come Ca- 
leb Preble of York in the County of York in 
Caleb Preble the Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New 
To England Yeoman sendeth Greeting Know ye 

Samii Preble the s d Caleb Preble for & in Consideration of 
twenty Pounds to him in Hand well & truly 
paid by his brother Samuel Preble of s d York Mason the Re- 
ceipt whereof the s d Caleb Preble doth acknowledge himself 
therewith fully paid satisfied & contented & doth hereby ac- 
quit exonerate & discharge the same & all the Payments 
thereof & have given granted bargained sold aliened en- 
feoffed & conveyed & doth hereby give grant bargain sell 



Book XII, Fol. 20. 

aliene enf eoff e and convey & fully freely & absolutely make 
over deliver & confirm unto the said Samuel Preble and his 
Heirs & Assigns for ever a Piece of Salt Marsh containing 
about two Acres be the same more or less being & laying 
within s a York aforesaid & commonly known by the Name 
of Kitts Point & on the South West Branch of York River 
& bounded as followeth on the South Side by the Land of 
James Grants & running South West & North East to the 
River both Ways & extends to low water Mark And so all 
round by the River as low as the Thatch Beds contanes runs 
& s d Marsh was formerly their Fathers Abraham Preble 
Esq 1 & now s d Caleb Preble together with all the Rights 
Titles Appurtenances & Priviledges that now doth belong 
unto s tl Marsh or that ever may or shall redown unto s d 
Marsh unto him the s d Samuel Preble his Heirs & Assigns 
for ever To have & to hold & quietly & peaceably to possess 
occupy & enjoy the above bargained Premisses with all its 
Priviledges as a good & Sure Estate in Fee simple And 
moreover y e s d Caleb Preble doth hereby for himself his 
Heirs Exec 18 & Admin 18 to & with the s d Samuel Preble his 
Heirs & Assigns covenant engage & promise the above 
granted demised Premisses with their Priviledges to be free 
& clear from all former Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Rents 
Rates Dowries or Widow Thirds or any any other Incum- 
brances whatsoever as also from all future Claims Challenges 
Law Suits or any other Interuptions whatsoever And that 
Proceding this Date he the s d Caleb Preble doth warrant- 
ize & will defend the same against all Person or Persons 
whatsoever upon any Grounds or Titles of Law only their 
Mother Hannah Preble is to have the Use of a Third of s d 
Marsh as long as she shall live & when she dies s d Samuel 
to have all as afores d In Witness hereof the s d Caleb Preble 
hath hereunto set his Hand & Seal this 29 th Day of May one 
thousand seven hundred & twenty five & in the eleventh 
Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George King of 
Great Britain &c Caleb Preble (seal) 

Signed Sealed & Delivered (Seal) 

in the Presence of us York sc | York April 8 th 1726 

Jacob Curtis Caleb Preble & Jemima his Wife 

Jonathan Preble appeared before me the Subscriber 

Deborah Davis one of his Majesty's Justices of the 
Peace for s d County & acknowledged the 
above" Instrument to be their free Act & Deed 

Sam 11 Came 
April 8. 1726. N° 2 A true Copy of the Original Exam- 
ined by Jos : Moodey Reg 1 



Book XII, Fol. 21. 

To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing Arthur Bragdon Jun r of York in the 
Artlv Bragdon County of York within his Majestys Prov- 
To ince of the Massachusetts Bay in New Eng- 

John Wittum i an d for & in Consideration of the Sum of 

one hundred & ten pounds Money to me in 
Hand before the Ensealing hereof well & truly paid by John 
Wittam of Kittery in the aboves d County the Receipt where- 
of I do acknowledge & my self therewith fully satisfied & 
contented & thereof & of every Part & Parcell thereof do 
exonerate acquit & discharge the s d John Wittam his Heirs 
Exec 1 ' 8 Admin rs for ever by these Presents have given grant- 
ed bargained sold aliened conveyed & confirmed & by these 
Presents do freely fully & absolutely give grant bargain sell 
alicne convey & confirm unto him the s cl John Wittam his 
Heirs & Assigns for ever several Pieces of Land or Meadow- 
Ground Vying & being in the Township of York & one half 
of s d Bragdons Interest that he hath in a Saw Mill that 
standeth on the Bell Marsh Brook with one half of his Part 
of the Bell Marsh as it lies undivided & one half of Ten 
Acres of Meadow in Contery y e that s d Bragdon laid out by 
Virtue of a Grant that he bought of M 1 Daniel Simpson of 
York & thirty Acres of Land lying near the Bell Marsh & 
is butted & bounded as followeth viz Begins at a white Oak 
Tree marked standing below the Beaver Darnni & runneth 
Back upon a North North West Point upon the North by 
Cap* Peter Nowel that he bought of Arthur Bragdon at the 
Head by the Comons on the South by Cap* Nowel at the 
Foot by the Brook To have & to hold the s d granted & bar- 
gained Premisses with all the Appurtenances Priviledges & 
Coinodities to the same belonging or in any wise appertain- 
ing to him the s d John Wittam his Heirs & Assigns for ever 
To his & their only proper Use Benefit & Behoof for ever 
And I the s d Arthur Bragdon for me my Heirs Exec 1 ' 8 Ad- 
min 18 do covenant Promise & grant to & with the s d John 
Wittam his Heirs & Assigns that before the Ensealing here- 
of I am the true sole & lawful Owner of the above bargain- 
ed Premisses & am laAvfully seized & possessed of the [21] 
Same in mine own proper Right as a good Perfect & Estate 
of Inheritance in Fee simple Moreover the s d Arthur Brag- 
don doth for him self his Heirs Exec 18 Admin rs to & with 
the s (1 John Wittam their Heirs & Assigns that the above 
bargained Premisses with all their Priviledges to free from 
& clear from all former Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Rents 
Rates Dowry Widows Thirds Mortgages or any other Incum- 
brances whatsoever as also from all future Claims dial- 



Book XII, Fol. 21. 

lenges or Demands whatsoever to be had or comenced by 
him the s d Arthur Bragdon his Heirs Exec rs Adm ls or As- 
signs or any other Person or Persons whatsoever proceed- 
ing the Date hereof he doth warrantizc & Defend the above 
bargained Premisses In Witness hereof the aboves fl Arthur 
Brandon & Mehetabel his wife hath set their to their Hands 
& Seals this twelfth Day of March in the year one thou- 
sand seven hundred & twenty five six And in the twelfth 
Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George King of 
Great Britain &c Arthur Bragdon (Seal) 

Signed Sealed & Delivered her 

in Presence of Mehetabel o Bragdon (Seal) 

John Bean The Words that mark York sc | York 
Benj a Stone are writ in be- March the 14 th 

Rich d Bran tween the 22 & 1725 | 6 Arthur 

23 Line was writ Bragdon Jun 1 ap- 

before Signing peared before me the 

Subscriber one of his 
Majesty's Justices of the 
for the s d County & acknowl- 
edged the Instrument on the other 
Side to be his free Act & Deed 

Sam 11 Came 
April 15. 1726. A true Copy of the Original Examined 

by Jos : Moodey Reg 1 * 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing John Bane of York in the County of York 
Jno Bean i n the Province of the Massachusetts Bay in 

To New England Yeoman Know ye the s d John 

Jno Wittum Bane for & in Consideration of four Pounds 
Money to him in Hand paid by John Wittiam 
of Kittery in the County of York the Receipt whereof the 
s d John Bane doth acknowledge himself therewith fully paid 
satisfied & contented & doth hereby release acquit exoner- 
ate & discharge the s d John Wittiam of & from every Pay- 
ment thereof & hath given y ranted bargain sell alien c en- 
feoff e & convey & fully &, freely & absolutely convey & con- 
firm unto the s d John Wittiam & to his Heirs & Assigns for 
ever one Third Part of Ten Acres of fresh Meadow lying & 
being in the Township of York it being Part of ten acres 
laid out to Cap* Lewis Bane August the 20 th 1714. Lying 
upon a Brook that empty itself into y e Great Works River 
as it y e the s d third Part of s d Ten Acres lyes undivided To- 
gether with all the Rights Titles Priviledges Emoluments & 



Book XII, Fol. 21. 

Appurtenances thereunto belonging or that may redown 
unto the same or any Part or Parcel thereof unto the s d John 
Wittiam & to his Heirs & Assigns for ever To have & to 
hold & quietly & peaceably to possess occupy & enjoy the 
same as a sure Estate in Fee simple Moreover the s d John 
Bane doth for himself his Heirs Exec 18 Admin™ to & with 
the s d John Wittiam his Heirs & Assigns that the above bar- 
gained Premisses with all their Priviledges to be free from 
all former Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Rents Mortgages or 
any other Incumbrances whatsoever also from all future 
Claims Challenges Demands whatsoever to be had or com- 
enced by him the s d John Bane his Heirs Exec rs Admin™ or 
Assigns or any other Person or Persons whatsoever but pro- 
seeding this Date he the s d Bane doth Warrantize & will de- 
fend the same In Witness hereof the aboves d John Bane 
hath set to his Hand & Seal this fourteenth Day of March 
in the Year one thousand seven hundred & twenty five six 
— & in the twelfth Year of our Sovereign Lord George King 
of Great Britain &c John Bean (Seal) 

Signed Sealed & Delivered York sc | York March the 

in Presence of 14 th 1725 | 6 The above nam- 

Arthur Bragdon ed John Bane appeared before me 

Richard Bran the Subscriber one of his Majesty's 

Benjamin Stone Justices of the Peace for s d County & 
acknowledged the above Instrument to be 
his free Act & Deed Samuel Came 

April. 15. 1726 A true Copy of the Original Examined 

by Jos : Moocley Reg 1 



Know all Men by these presents that I Daniel Simpson of 
York in the County of York in the Province of the Massa- 
chusetts Bay in New England for & in Consideration of the 
Sum of twenty shillings currant passable Money of New 
England to me in Hand paid by Arthur Bragdon Jun 1 ' of the 
aboves d Place County & Province have given granted bar- 
gained & made over & do by these Presents give grant bar- 
gain sell aliene & confirm unto the s d Arthur Bragdon & to 
his Heirs & Assigns for ever ten Acres of fresh Marsh or 
Meadow Land where he can find it clear of all former Grants 
which was granted to me at a legal Town Meeting holden in 
York March y e 8 th 1714 | 15 Together with all the Rights 
Priviledges Appurtenances & Advantages belonging unto the 
s d Arthur Bragdon his Heirs & Assigns forever To have & 
to hold & quietly & peaceably to possess occupy & enjoy as 
a sure Estate in Fee Simple And that I that I the s d Daniel 



Book XII, Fol. 21. 

Simpson do hereby warrantizc the same forever hereafter 
from all Persons & Persons from by & under me my Heirs 
Exec 1 ' 8 & Admin rs In Witness hereof I have hereunto set my 
Hand & Seal this nineteenth Day of August in the Year 
1714 Daniel Simpson (Seal) 

Signed Sealed & Delivered York so | York April y e 1 st 

in psence 1718 Daniel Simpson psonally 

Lewis Bane appeared before me the Subscrib- 

Riehard Millberry er one of his Majesty's Justices of the 
Nath 11 Freeman Peace & acknowledged the above Instru- 
ment to be his free Act & Deed 

Abra m Preble 
April 19 th 1726 A true Copy of the Original Examined 

by Jos. Moodey Reg r 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come James 
Samson of Wells sendeth Greeting Now Know 
ames Samson ve that I James Samson of Wells in the Coun- 
To ty of York in the Province of the Massachu- 

en Samson setts Bay in New England divers good Causes 
& Considerations me thereunto moving but 
more especially for & in Consideration of the full & just 
Sum of six hundred Pounds to me in Hand paid by Henry 
Samson of Dartmouth in the County of Bristol & Province 
afores d have given & granted & do by these Presents give 
grant bargain sell alienate make over enfeoffe & confirm 
unto the s d Henry Samson these following mentioned Tracts 
of Land & Meadow lying & being in the Township of Wells 
afores d viz a Tract of Land of about thirty two rod wide ly- 
ing between the Land of Thomas Wells & Benjamin Curtis 
late deceased having for its Bounds the Land of the s d Benja- 
min Curtis on the Southerly Side, westerly bounded by a 
common High Way at the Head of the old Lotts Norther- 
ly by the Land of Thomas Wells partly & partly by a ten 
Acre Lott at the foot of Thomas Wells his Land & easterly 
by the Creek as also ten Acres of Land at the foot of South 
East End of Thomas Wells his Land afores d being twenty 
Rod wide & eighty Rod or Pole long, As also a Point of 
Marsh or Salt Meadow on the Easterly Side of Little River 
bounded Easterly Southerly & westerly by the Little River 
& Northerly by a rock in the Marsh which is the Dividing- 
Line between s d Marsh & the Marsh commonly called Cuts 
his Farm s d Point Containing by Estimation twelve Acres 
more or less As also Ten Acres of Marsh more or less lying 
on the North Side of the Westerly Branch of Little River 



Book XII, Fol. 22. 

lying by the s d Westerly Branch from the Salt water Falls to 
the Easterly Branch of the s d little River The which Pieces 
or Parcells of Land being all that I bought of my Father in- 
Law William Sayer late of Wells deceased as by s rl Deeds 
under his Hand may more fully appear, and the which I the 
s d James Samson do for my self my Heirs Exccut 18 & Ad- 
min 1 ' 8 confirm & set over to Henry Samson afores d to him 
his Heirs Executors Admin 18 & Assigns To have & to hold 
together with all & singular the Priviledges Rights & Ap- 
purtenances thereto belonging as a clear & free Estate in 
Fee simple for ever And I the aboves d James Samson do 
farther by these Presents give grant bargain sell alienate & 
confirm unto Henry Samson afores d all my Goods & Chat- 
tells of what kind soever, viz all my Household Stuff & 
all moveables & all my Cattle of every Kind as all my Neat 
Cattle Horses & Sheep & Swine And I the aboves d James 
Samson do for my self my Heirs & Admin rs covenant & 
promise to & with the aboves d Henry Samson & his Heirs 
Exec 1 ' 8 Admin 18 & Assigns that I am the true & rightful 
Owner of the s above recited Premisses & that I have full 
Power & lawful Authority to dispose of the same as afores d 
Moreover I do by these Presents covenant to warrant & se- 
cure the above granted Premisses [22] To the aboves d Hen- 
ry Samson his Heirs Exec 1 ' 8 & Admin" or Assigns to which 
I bind my self my Heirs Exec 1 ' 8 & admin 1 ' 8 by these Presents 
In Witness whereof I the aboves d James Samson have here- 
unto set my Hand & Seal this seventeenth Day of February 
Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred & twenty H\e 
six, in the twelfth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord 
George by the Grace of God of Great Britain France & Ire- 
land King Defender of the Faith James Samson (Seal) 
Signed Sealed & Delivered York sc | Wells April 18 th 

in Presence of us 1726 Then the above named 

Caleb Richardson James Samson psonally appear- 

Richard Deane ed & acknowledged the above 

™. -, ,i *T T ^ written Instrument to be his free 

Elizabeth + Deane Act & Deed 

mark 

before me Joseph Hill J. Peace 
April 21. 172(3. A true Copy of the Original Examined 

by Jos : Moodey Reg 1 ' 



Book XII, Fol. 22. 

Know all Men by these Presents that I Bial Hamilton 
of Berwick in the County of York & within 
Bial Hamilton his Majestys Province of the Massachusetts 
To Bay in New England Husbandman For & in 

James Frost ye Consideration of the Sum of one hundred 
& ten Pounds passable Money to me in Hand 
well & truly paid by James Frost of the Town County & 
Province afores d Husbandman the Receipt whereof I ac- 
knowledge & own myself fully satisfied contented & paid & 
do acquit & discharge the s d James Frost his Heirs Exec rs 
Admin 18 & of all & every Part & Parcell thereof for ever 
have given granted bargained sold aliened assigned enfeoff- 
ed set over & confirmed ; And by these Presents do fully 
freely clearly & absolutely give grant bargain sell enfeoff 
and confirm unto the s d James Frost & to his Heirs Exec rs 
Admin rs & Assigns for ever a certain Piece of Land situate 
lying & being in s d Berwick containing two Acres more or 
less as it now is fenced s d Land being square eighteen Rod 
or Poles on each Side with the Dwelling House & Orchard 
thereon the s d Land is thus bounded by the High Way that 
goes to Humphreys Pond so called on the North West South- 
erly on the Land formerly called Broughtons & upon all 
other Parts on the Land of William Childs deceased of 
whom it was purchased in the Year 1715 — Together with 
all & singular the dwelling House Orchard Fencings Rights 
Ways Profits Priviledgcs Hereditaments & appurtenances 
& whatsoever thereunto belongs or is in any manner of Ways 
appertaining To have & to hold the s d Land House & Or- 
chard & all other the above granted & bargained Premisses 
unto him the s d James Frost & to his Heirs Exec rs Admin rs 
& Assigns to his & their own only proper Use Benefit & Be- 
hoof for ever And the s d Biel Hamilton for himself his Heirs 
Exec 1 ' 8 Admin 1 ' 8 doth Covenant promise grant & agree with 
the s d James Frost his Heirs Exec 1 ' 8 Admin 1 ' 8 & Assigns in 
Manner & Form following that is to say that at the Time of 
this Present Bargain & Sale & untill the Delivery of these 
Presents I am the true sole & lawful Owner of all the above 
granted & bargained Premisses with their Appurtenances 
in a perfect Estate of Inheritance in Fee simple without 
any Manner of Condition Reservation or Limitation of Use 
or Uses whatsoever whereby to alter change or make void 
this psent Deed of Sale having in myself full Power good 
Right & lawful Power & Authority to sell & assure the same 
in Manner & Form as afores d And the s d James Frost his 
Heirs Exec 18 & Admin 1 ' 8 & Assigns shall & may from hence- 
forth & for ever hereafter lawfully peaceably & quietly have 



Book XII, Fol. 22. 

hold use occupy possess & enjoy all the above granted & bar- 
gained Premisses with their Appurtenances they being free 
& clear & clearly acquitted exonerated & discharged of and 
from all & all Manner of former & other Gifts Grants Bar- 
gains Sales Leases Mortgages Titles Thirds Dowries Execu- 
tions Claims & Demands whatsoever And further I the s d 
Abial Hamilton my Heirs Exec rs & Admin 1 * 8 shall & will 
from henceforth & for ever hereafter warrant & defend all 
the above granted Premisses namely the Land House & Or- 
chard with their Appurtenances unto the s d James Frost 
& to his Heirs Exec rs Admin 18 & Assigns for ever against 
the lawful Claims & Demands of all & every Person what- 
soever — In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand 
& Seal & Abigail my Wife in Testimony of her relinquish- 
ing of her Right of Thirds or Dowry The thirteenth of Oc- 
tober Anno Domini seventeen hundred & twenty five & in 
the twelfth year of his Majestys King George his Reign 
over Great Britain &c Biel Hambleton (Seal) 

Signed Sealed & Delivered . . . ., her TT . , , , . 

in the Presence of us Abl ^ ai1 j^Hambleton ^ 
Joseph Moulton Berwick Dec 1 13. 1725. Abiel 

Mary Moulton Hambleton & Abigail his Wife 

John Bradstreet psonally Appearing before Me the 

Roger Plaisted Subscriber acknowledged the within 

Stephen Hardson written Instrument to be their free Act 
Mary Browne & Deed Sam 11 Plaisted Just Peace 

April 25. 1726. A true Copy of the Original Examined 

by Jos : Moodey Reg r 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing Know ye that I John Staple of Kittery in 
John staple the County of York within his Majestys Prov- 
To his Son i nce of the Massachusetts Bay in New Eng- 

Solomn staple i anc [ Yeoman for & in Consideration of the 
Parental Affections which I have & do bear 
towards my welbeloved Son Solomon Staple of the same 
Kittery in the County & Province afores d — Have given & 
granted aliened conveyed & confirmed & by these Presents 
do freely fully & absolutely give grant alicnc convey & con- 
firm unto him the s (1 Solomon Staple his Heirs & Assigns 
for ever two certain Tracts or Parcel Is of Land situate lying 
& being in Kittery in the County aforcs (1 being Parcels of 
my Estate which is ten Acres & a quarter & a half quarter 
in all the first ten Acres & a half a Quarter of an Acre it be- 



Book XII, Fol. 23. 

ing Part of my Outward Lott & takes its beginning at the 
Eastermost End of Thomas Knights Land & runs as follows 
viz North East & by East by John Spinneys Land deceas d 
fifty four Poles then thirty Pole by my own Land North 
West & by North & then fifty four Pole by my own Land 
South West & by West & then thirty Poles South East & 
by South to its Beginning And the s d Soloman Staple has 
free Liberty to pass at all Times through my own Land 
through Barrs & Gates The other Tract of Land be- 
ing Part of my Homestead where I now live & lies upon the 
NorthWest Part of the Town Road about thirty Poles North 
East from John Remich House to four Stones set up in the 
Ground which contains ten Rod by the s d High Way & four 
Rod in Breadth - - To have & to hold the s d granted & con- 
veyed Premisses with all the Appurtenances Priviledges & 
Comodities to the same belonging or in any wise appertain- 
ing to him the s d Solomon Staple his Heirs & Assigns for 
ever To his & their only proper Use Benefit & Behoof for 
ever more Always provided that if the s d Solomon Staple 
should encline to make Sale of the Premisses he shall give 
the Refusal thereof to my other Children who shall Inherit 
the Remainder of my s d Homestead they paying as much for 
it as any other Man will give And I the s d John Staple for 
me my heirs Exec rs & Admin™ do covenant promise & grant 
to & with the s d Solomon Staple his Heirs & Assigns that 
before the Ensealing hereof I am the sole & lawful Owner 
of of the above given & granted Premisses & am lawfully 
seized & possessed of the same in my own proper Right as 
a good pfect & absolute Estate of Inheritance in Fee simple 
and have good Right full Power & lawful Authority to give 
grant convey & confirm the same in Manner as afores d And 
that the s d Solomon Staple his Heirs & Assigns shall & may 
from Time to Time & at all Times for ever hereafter by 
Force & virtue of these Pres ts lawfully peaceably & quietly 
have hold use occupy possess & enjoy the s d given & grant- 
ed Premisses with the Appurtenances freely & clearly ac- 
quitted & discharged of and from all & all manner of for- 
mer & other Gifts Grants bargains Sales Leases Mortgages 
& Incumbrances whatsoever And furthermore I the s d John 
Staple my Heirs Exec rS & Admin 18 unto [23] Him the s d 
Solomon Staple his Heirs & Assigns the above given & 
granted Premisses & every Part thereof shall & will warrant 
secure & defend against all Persons claiming the same from by 
or under me them or any of them And Mary the Wife of me 
the s d John Staple doth by these Presents freely & willing- 
ly give yield up & surrender all her Right of Dowry & Pow- 



Book XII, Fol. 23. 

er of Thirds of in & unto the above granted Premisses unto 
him the said Solomon Staple his Heirs & Assigns — In AYit- 
ness whereof I the s d John Staple & Mary my Wife have 
hereunto set our Hands & Seals this twenty fifth Day of 
March Anno Domini One thousand seven hundred & twenty 
four Annoque R 1 R is Georgii Magna Britannia &c decimo 
Signed Sealed & Delivered John Staple (Seal) 

in the Presence of , , h , er a . , , x 

Jos. Hamond Mar ^ [) bta P le < Seal ) 

Hezekiah Staple mark 

Hannah Hamond York sc | April 13. 1726. John 

Staple & Mary his Wife within nam- 
ed psonally appearing acknowledged the 
within Instrument in Writing to be their vol- 
untary Act & Deed Coram Jos : Hamond J. Pac s 
April 26. 1726. A true Copy of the Original Examined 

by Jos. Moodey Reg 1 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing Know ye that I John Staple of Kittery in 
Jno staple the County of York within his Majesty's Prov- 

To his Son i nce f the Massachusetts Bay in New Eng- 

Hezek: Staple l an d Yeoman | for & in Consideration of the 
Parental Affection which I have & do bear 
towards my wel beloved Son Hezekiah Staple of the same 
Kittery in the County & Province afores d Cordwainer have 
given & granted aliened conveyed & confirmed And by 
these Presents do freely fully & absolutely give grant aliene 
convey & confirm unto him the s d Hezekiah Staple his Heirs 
& Assigns for ever two certain Tracts or Parcells of Land 
situate lying & being in Kittery in the County af ores d being 
Parcels of my Homestead where I now dwell One of which 
contains ten Acres butted & bounded as followeth viz Be- 
ginning at the North Corner of my s d Homestead & from 
thence running South West & by West forty Poles Thence 
to extend south East & by South forty Pole being the Breadth 
of my s d Homestead & thence North East & by East forty 
Pole to the East Corner Bounds of s d Lott & from thence 
extending North West & by North by the Head Line of my 
s d Homestead forty Pole to the North Corner afores d Bound- 
ed South Westward with my own remaining Part of s d 
Homestead on the North West by Land of John Remick & 
Rich' 1 King North Eastward by Land of Andrew Spinney & 
South Eastward by the Town Highway — The other Tract 
contains forty two Rods of Land being Part of my Home- 



Book XII, Fol. 23. 

stead afores d situate South Westward from my Dwelling 
House adjoyning to the Town High Way beginning at the 
East Corner of my old Garden fence at a Stone set in the 
Ground And to extend thence by s d High Way North East 
& by East seven Pole & by that Breadth of seven Pole to 
extend into my s d Lott North West & by North six Pole 
containing forty two Rods of Land as afores d To have '& to 
hold the s d Granted & conveyed Premisses with all the Ap- 
purtenances Priviledges & Comodities to the same belong- 
ing or in any wise appertaining to him the s d Hezekiah Sta- 
ple his Heirs & Assigns for ever — To his & their only prop- 
er Use Benefit & Behoof for evermore Always provided that 
if the s d Hezekiah Staple should encline to make Sale of the 
Premisses he shall give the Refusal thereof to my other 
Children who Shall Inherit the Remainder of my s d Home- 
stead they paying as much for it as he can have of any other 
— And I the John Staple for me my Heirs Exec rs & Admin" 
do covenant promise &> Grant to & with the said Hezekiah 
Staple his Heirs & Assigns that before the Ensealing hereof 
I am the sole & lawful Owner of the above given & granted 
Premisses — And am lawfully seized & possessed of the same 
in my own proper Right as a good pfect & absolute Estate 
of Inheritance in Fee simple- — And have good Right full 
Power & lawful Authority to give grant convey & confirm 
the same in Manner as afores d & that the s d Hezekiah Sta- 
ples his Heirs & Assigns shall & may from Time to Time & 
at all Times for ever hereafter by Force & Virtue of these 
Presents lawfully peaceably & quietly have hold use occupy 
possess & enjoy the s d given & granted Premisses with the 
Appurtenances freely & clearly acquitted & discharged of & 
from all & all manner of former & other Gifts Grants Bar- 
gains Leases Mortgages & Incumbrances whatsoever | And 
furthermore I the s d John Staple my Heirs Exe" & Admin" 
unto him the s d Hezekiah Staple his Heirs & Assigns the 
above given & granted Premisses & every Part thereof shall 
& will warrant secure & defend against all Persons claiming 
the same from by or under me them or any of them 
And Mary the wife of me the s d John Staple doth by these 
Presents freely & willingly give yield up & surrender all her 
Right of Dowry & Power of Thirds of in & unto the above 
granted Premisses unto him the s d Hezekiah Staple his Heirs 
& Assigns — In Witness whereof I the s d John Staple & Mary 
my Wife have hereunto set our Hands & Seals this twenty 
fifth Day of March Anno Domini One thousand seven hun- 
dred & twenty four | Annoq r Ri R is Georgii Magna Britan- 



Book XII, Fol. 24. 

nia &c Decimo John Stapel (Seal) 

Signed Sealed & Delivered her 

in y e Presence of Mary Staple X (Seal) 

Jos : Hamond mark 

John Hamond York sc | April 13 th 1726 | John 

Solomon Staple Staple & Mary his Wife above nam- 

ed psonally appearing acknowledged 
the foregoing Instrument in Writing to 
be their voluntary Act & Deed 

Before Jos : Hamond Jus Peace 
April 26. 1726. A true of the Original Examined 

by Jos : Moodey Reg 1 



To all People to whome these psents shall come I Thomas 

Betterton of Salisbury Court London Gent 

Tho: Betterton sen d greeting W^hereas Nathaniel Phillips 

To late of the Province of Mayne in New Eng- 

Elisha Hutchinson l an d d ec d ^y hi s D ee( j or Writing for that 

for Bridget porpose bearing Date the one and twenti- 

Samii & William eth Day of December 1674 In Considera- 

Phillips &c tion of Thirty Pounds to him paid by ffran- 
cis Watson Esq r (now s r ffrancis Watson) 
did grant Release and confirm unto the said s 1 ' ffrancis Wat- 
son several Pieces Parcells and Tracts of Land lying & be- 
ing upon the South west side of Saco River in the said Prov- 
ince then in the tenure of William Phillips and described as 
in & by the said recitted Deed is mentioned and expressed 
To hold to the said s r ffrancis Watson his heires and As- 
signs for ever Under a Proviso Nevertheless for making the 
same void upon payment of Thirty Pounds unto the said s r 
ffrancis Watson his Executors Administrators or Assigns 
upon the first day of January 1675 (as in and by the s d 
Deed Relation being thereunto had more fully appeareth) 
Which said Pieces parcells and tracts of Land fferdenando 
Gorges Esq r did grant Ratify and confirm unto the said Na- 
thaniel Phillips his heirs and Assigns in and by his Deed In- 
dented for that Purpose bearing Date the sixth Day of May 
one Thousand six Hundred and seventy [24] and is enroled 
in the high Court of Chancery as by the s d Deed & En- 
dorsm 1 thereon appeareth | which s d Sum of Thirty pounds 
or any Part thereof was not paid accordingly nor at any 
Time since & there is due for- Interest of the same to the 
Day of the Date hereof four & twenty Pounds And Where- 
as the s d S r Erancis Watson (now residing in Jamaica) by 
his Writing or Letter of Attorney bearing Date the first 



Book XII, Fol. 24. 

Day of June One Thousand six hundred Eighty & seven 
Did authorize & impower me the s d Thomas Betterton & 
Cap 1 Edward Watson or either of us to recover & receive 
all Debts Dues & Demands due & owing unto him from any 
Person or Persons whatsoever. And by his Letter directed 
to the s d Edward Watson only dated in Jamaica April the 
sixteenth one thousand six hundred eighty & seven under 
his own Hand did declare That he was content to have the s d 
Deeds delivered up upon Payment of the s d Principall & In- 
terest or to this Effect as by the s d Letter of Attorney & 
Letter Relation being thereunto respectively had more ful- 
ly appeareth Now Know ye That I the s d Thomas Betterton 
do hereby acknowledge & declare that I have on the Day of 
the Date hereof (by Virtue of the Power & Authority to me 
given by the Letter of Attorney & Letter aforesaid had & 
received for the Use of the s d S r Francis Watson of & from 
or by the Hands of Elisha Hutchinson of Boston in New 
England Esq 1 ' as well the s d Principal Sum of thirty pounds 
as also twenty four Pounds in full for all Principal & Inter- 
est thereof being together fifty four Pounds lawful Money 
of England of & from which s d Sum of fifty four Pounds & 
every Part & Parcell thereof I the s d Thomas Betterton do 
acquit & discharge the s d Elisha Hutchinson his Exec rs & 
Admin 1 ' 8 & all & every Person and Persons whatsoever in- 
terested or concerned in the s d Pieces or Parcells of Land 
or any Part thereof & every of them for ever by these Pres- 
ents And Thereupon I have also by Vertue of the same Pow- 
er Delivered & do herewith deliver unto the s d Elisha Hutch- 
inson the s d Deed of Mortgage & Deed enroled & a Copy of 
the s d S 1 ffrancis Watsons Letter to his s d Brother to & for 
the Use of Such Person & Persons to whom the Premisses 
do rightfully belong or appertain upon this Agreement & 
Promise made by the s d Elisha Hutchinson to the s d Thomas 
Betterton to give up the s d two Deeds to Bridget Phillips 
Widow & Relict of the s d William Phillips ffather of the s d 
Nathaniel Phillips & to Samuel Phillips & William Phillips of 
Boston afores d Sons of the said William Phillips the Father 
or to some of them for the Use of such pson or psons to whom 
the Premisses do rightfully belong or appertain upon such 
Person or Persons Payment of the s d fifty four Pounds to 
the s d Elisha Hutchinson or his Exec rs with legal Interest to 
accrue till Payment — In Witness whereof I have hereunto 
set my Hand & Seal this three & twentieth Day of May An- 
no Domini 1689. And in the first Year of the Reign of our 
Sovereign Lord & Lady William & Mary by the Grace of 
God King & Queen of England &c 



Book XII, Fol. 24, 



Signed Sealed & Delivered 
in the Presence of 
James Noke 
William Hughes Sn l 






Tho : Batter ton 




Elisha Hutchin- 
son To 
Eliphal Stretton &c 



Know all Men by these Presents That I the within named 
Elisha Hutchinson for & in Consideration 
of the Summ of five shillings to me in 
Hand paid by Eliphall Stretton of Boston 
in the County of Suffolk in New England 
Widow only surviving Daughter & Child 
of the within named Bridget Phillips formerly the Relect 
Widow Devisee & Executrix of & in the last Will & Testa- 
ment of William Phillips Father of the within named Na- 
thaniel Samuel & William Phillips all four since deceased & 
for divers other good Causes me thereunto moving have & 
by these presents do grant release & for ever quit claim unto 
the s d Eliphall Stretton or to whomsoever else it doth or 
may Concern all my Right Title Interest Property Claim & 
Demand whatsoever of & in the several Pieces Parcells & 
Tracts of Land within expressed on the South West Side of 
Saco River & also of in & to the within Sum of fifty four 
Pounds Sterling mentioned to be paid to me the said Elisha 
Hutchinson Together with the Interest thereof To have & to 
hold the s d granted Land And Premisses with the Appur tes 
unto the s d Eliphall Stretton her Heifs & Assigns & to such 
other Person & Persons to whom the Premisses do rightful- 
ly belong & appertain by Virtue of the Wills of the said 
William Bridget Phillips or however otherwise To their 
proper Use Benefit & Behoofe severally & respectively for 
ever So that of and from all Right Estate Title Interest 
Claim Property & Demand to be by me the said Elisha 
Hutchinson my Heirs Exec™ Admin 18 or Assigns at any 
Time hereafter had or made of in or to the afores d Lands or 
Sum of Money by Reason or Means of the within Instru- 
ment or howsoever otherwise We & every of us shall & will 
be utterly debarred & for. ever excluded by Virtue hereof 
Witness my Hand & Seal hereto set this twenty eth Day of 
August Anno Domini One thousand seven hundred & Six- 
teen Mem it is not to be understood that the said Elisha 
Hutchinson releaseth his Right to One thousand Acres of 
Land given him by Major William Phillips by his Deed 
Dated June 15. 1676 anything above written to the contra- 
ry notwithstanding Elisha Hutchinson (Seal) 



Book XII, Fol. 24. 

Signed Sealed & delivered Elisha Hutchinson Esq r ac- 

in psence of us knowledged the above Instrum* 

Benj a Street to be his Act & Deed 

Robert Fothergll Before Me Edw : Hutchinson J. Peace 

Suffolk sc | Boston Dec r 28. 1716 
Ma j 11. 1726. N° 5. A true Copy of the Original Dis- 
charge with the Indorsement Examined 

by Jos : Moodey Reg r 



To all Christian People to whom this Deed of Sail shall 
come and concern Know ye That I Andrew 
Andrew Brown Brown of York in the Province of Main, for- 
To merly of (Black Point alias Scarborough in 

Wm Cotton s d Province) many good Causes & Consid- 

erations me hereunto moving but more in 
Special for the Consideration of seventy Pounds currant 
Money to me in Hand paid by William Cotton Sen r of 
Portsm in the Province of New Hamp 1 Tanner the Receipt 
whereof I do hereby acknowledge & my self to be fully sat- 
isfied contented & paid & thereof & of every Part Parcell & 
Peny thereof do by these psents for ever acquit & discharge 
him the s d Cotton his Heirs Exec 18 Admin 18 & Assigns have 
bargained sold enfeoffed released delivered & confirmed & 
by this present Deed do fully freely & absolutely bargain 
sell enfeoffe releuse deliver & confirm unto the s d Cotton his 
Heirs Exec rS Admin" *& Assigns : a certain Parcel of Land 
& Marsh together with the Timber Trees & Woods thereon 
standing or being Lying & being in Black Point alias Scar- 
borough aforenamed the Land & Marshes butted & bounded 
as followeth to say one hundred Acres of Land beginning 
at the South or South West Corner of that 30 Acres of Land 
sold by M 1 Henry Watts deceased unto John Pickerin Sen 1 of 
Portsm Province aforenamed thence along the Marsh Side 
unto the Creek that rjLins between the Neck of Land sold to M r 
George Vaughan by my self & the s d Land : which Land is to 
carry the same Breadth up into the Woods until an hundred 
Acres be accomplished as also seventy two Acres & half 
of Marsh adjoyning to s d Land beginning at s d Creek thence 
to Will : Burridges Marsh so round & along the Creek con- 
taining all the Marsh belonging to s d Brown on that side the 
Creek and is all the Marsh that did belong to M 1 Henry 
^itts deceased that he claimed there as also thirty two 
Acres of Salt Marsh on the South West Side of the Mill 
Creek about six Acres thereof being an Island of Marsh 
compassed round with a Creek or run of water the remain- 

BOOK XII. 7 



Book XII, Fol. 25. 

der of s d thirty two Acres bounded as followeth beginning 
at s d Creek that compasseth y e s d Island by the Side of an- 
other Creek that runs out of that Creek near North fifty frvvo 
Rod or Pole And thence seventy Eod or Pole Easterly & 
thence Southerly two Rods or Pole thence to the Place 
where it first begun But if it so happen that this [25] 
Bounds any Part thereof Intrencheth on any Part of that 
fourteen Acres of Marsh formerly sold by M 1 Watts afore- 
named unto John Pickerin then s (l Cotton to have his Com- 
plement made up on the Westerly Side of his Bounds : also 
all the fresh Meadow or Marsh salt & fresh that lies at the 
North End of s d fifty two Rodds the whole Breadth home to 
the Upland which is allowed to make up for the Allowance 
of the Ponds in s d Boundary as also the full Half of the 
Falls at or near the Head of the Land with the Half of the 
Stream of water for building a Saw Mill with Liberty of the 
salt Creek down as far as said Pickerins Mill to say the full 

half thereof To have & to hold all & every 
vide an p art p arce ll & Piece of all the Land Timber 

Assignment Trees Woods underwoods with all the several 
of this Deed Parcels of Marsh & "Marshes together with the 
For 81. Stream & Falls & Creek as aforementioned & 

bounded & every Part & Parcel thereof with all 
the Priviledges & Advantages whatsoever thereunto belong- 
ing or in any ways appertaining Unto him the s d Cotton his 
Heirs Exec 18 Admin™ & Assigns for ever in Fee simple And 
that I the s d Brown am at the Ensealing & Delivering here- 
of the true & proper Owner of all & singular of the above 
bargained & Sold Premisses & every Part & Parcel thereof 
& that I have full Power & lawful Right the same to sell & 
dispose of And that I do & will from Time to Time warrant 
& defend the Title y 1 of unto him the s d Cotton his Heirs 
Exec™ Admin™ & Assigns forever against all & all Manner 
of Persons whatsoever laying any lawful Claim thereto or to 
any Part thereof for ever from by <*r under me my Heirs 
Exec 1 ' 8 & Admin 18 them or any of them or any other Person 
or Persons whatsoever And that I will save & keep harm- 
less him the s d Cotton his Heirs &c of & from all & all man- 
ner of former Bargains Sales Joyntures Dowries Judgments 
Executions & all & all Manner of Incumbrances whatsoever 
heretofore had made suffered or done or to be had made 
suffered or done by me the s (l Brown My Heirs Exec 1 " 8 Ad- 
min 18 or any from by or under me them or any of them or 
any other Person or Persons whatsoever & that for ever And 
that either I my Self my Heirs Exec™ & Admin™ will at any 
Time or Times when desired thereto by the s d Cotton his 



Book XII, Fol. 25. 

Heirs Exec rs Admin 1 " 8 or Assigns make any other Deed.or 
Deeds as shall be by learned Men in the Law thot & judged 
needful & convenient for the sure making of a good & law- 
ful Title to all & every Part Parcel of both Land Marshes 
Priviledges & every Thing in this Deed contained : In Fee 
simple unto the said Cotton his Heirs Exec 1 ' 8 Admin rs for 
ever for the Confirmation & true Performance hereof I bind 
my self my Heirs Exec 18 Admin 18 & evevery of us formly by 
this psent Deed Witness my Hand & Seal this 26 th of De- 
cember 1699 Andrew Browne (Seal) 
Signed Sealed & Delivered York sc Arundel July 9 th 1720 
in Presence of Then & there appeared before me 
The Mark of ^e g u k scr ib er the above named 
Joseph f Q Libbee Andrew Brown & acknowledged this 

y^ . Instrument l to be his voluntary Act & 

John Pickenn Sen 1 Deed Samll Moodev Jus Pac8 

May 13. 1726. N° 1. A true Copy of the OriginalExam- 
ed by Jos : Moody Reg r 

Scarborough April the 14 th 1726. 

Then laid out to Daniel Burnam twenty two 
Scarborough Acres of Land by Virtue of a Grant given 
Lottlayer To him a t a Proprietors Meeting held in Scarbor- 
Dani Burnam 0U gh J un e the 22 1720 And twenty Acres by 
Virtue of a Grant given to s cl Bunam Father 
at a Proprietors Meeting held in Scarborough May 22. 1720. 
This Land lieth & bounded as followeth Begun at Black 
Point River one East Side of a Lott formerly Jonas Baie- 
leys & now in the Possession of Job Burnam running North 
West by West One hundred & sixty eight Poles to a small 
white Birch then North East & by North forty Poles to a 
Allder Then South East by East One hundred & sixty eight 
Pole then by the afores d River to the first Bounds 

By Me Humphrey Scammon Prop rs Lottlayer 
May 17 th 1726. A true Copy of the Original Examined 

by Jos : Moodey Reg 1 ' 



To all people to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing Know ye that I Jeremiah Weare former- 
Jer: Weare ]y f York in the County of York in his Ma j- 
To csties Province of the Massachusetts Bay in 

Sam: Bragdon New "England" now of Boston in the County of 
Suffolk & Province afores d Mariner for & in 



Book XII, Fol. 26. 

Consideration of the Sum of twelve Pounds of currant Money 
of New England to me in Hand paid before the Ensealing 
& Delivery hereof by Samuel Bragdon Jun r of s d York 
Coaster the Receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge to 
Satisfaction and thereof do exonerate acquit & discharge 
the s d Samuel Bragdon his Heirs Exec 18 Adm rs for ever by 
these Presents have given granted bargained sold aliened 
conveyed & confirmed and by these Presents do fully freely 
clearly & absolutely give grant bargain sell alien e convey & 
confirm unto him the s d Samuel Bragdon his Heirs & As- 
signs for ever all that my Right Title Interest, Estate In- 
heritance Part or Portion of in & unto all my Father Elias 
Weare & Grand Father Peter Weare formerly of York 
afores d deceas d their Estates be the same more or less, situ- 
ate lying and being at Cape Ne.ddick in the Township of 
York afores d and be the same more or less or however 
bounded or Measuring lying at a Neck of Land called 
Weares Neck To have and to hold the s d granted & bargain- 
ed Premisses with all the Appurtenances Priviledges & Com- 
modities to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining 
to him the s d Samuel Bragdon his Heirs & Assigns for ever. 
To his & their only proper Use Benefit & Behoof for ever 
more And I the said Jeremiah Weare for me my Heirs Ex- 
ec™ & Admin rs do covenant promise & grant to & with the 
said Samuel Bragdon his Heirs and Assigns that before the 
Ensealing & until the Delivery hereof I am the true sole & 
lawful Owner of the above bargained Premisses & am law- 
fully seized & possessed of the same in my own proper 
Right as a good perfect & absolute Estate of Inheritance in 
Fee Simple & have in my self good Right full Power & law- 
ful Authority to grant bargain sell convey & confirm s d bar- 
gained Premisses in Manner as aboves d & that the s d Samu- 
el Bragdon his Heirs & Assigns shall & may from Time to 
Time & at all Times for ever hereafter by Force & Vertue 
of these Presents lawfully peaceably have hold use occupy 
possess & enjoy the s d demised & bargained Premisses with 
the Appurtenances free & clear [26] And freely & clearly 
acquitted exonerated & discharged of & from all & all Man- 
ner of former or other Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Leases 
Mortgages Wills Entails Joyntures DoAvries Judgments Ex- 
ecutions Incumbrances & Extents Furthermore I the s d Jer- 
emiah Weare for my self Heirs Exec rs Admin 18 do covenant 
& engage the above demised premisses to him the s d Samuel 
Bragdon his Heirs & Assigns against the lawful Claims or 
Demands of any Person or Persons whatsoever for ever here- 
after to Warrant secure & defend In witness whereof I have 



Book XII, Fol. 26. 

hereunto set my Hand & Seal this twenty sixth Day of April 
Anno Domini One thousand seven hundred & twenty six in 
the twelfth Year of the Reign of our sovereign Lord George 
King of Great Britain France & Ireland Defender of the 
Faith Jeremiah Ware (seal) 

Signed Sealed & Delivered Received on the Day of 

in Presence of us the Date above written of M r 

John Shaw Samuel Bragdon twelve Pounds 

Amos Main curr* Money of New England in 

Oce : Harris full for the purchased Consideration 

in the above Deed of Sale mentioned 
1726 p Me Jeremiah Ware 

Suffolk sc | Boston April 26 th 1726 Jeremiah Ware the 
Subscriber to the Deed on the other Side psonally appeared 
& acknowledged the s d Instrument to be his free Act and 
Deed Before me Edw d Hutchinson Just P s 

May 2 d 1726. A true Copy of the Original Examined 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



To all Christian People to whom this Deed may come Job 
Banks of York in the County of York in the 
Job Banks Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New Eng- 
To land Yeoman sendeth Greeting Know ye the said 

John Preble John Preble for & in Consideration of a certain 
Piece of Ciand lying in s d York made over & 
well secured to him the s d Job Banks by John Preble of s d 
York Yeoman to good Satisfaction & Content (being of the 
same Date of this Deed or Instrument) the s d Job Banks 
doth hereby acquit & discharge the s d John Preble of all & 
every Payment thereof : hath given granted bargained sold 
aliened enfeoffed released & quit claimed & doth by these 
Presents give grant bargain sell aliene enfeoffe release quit 
claim convey make over & fully freely & absolutely confirm 
unto the s d John Preble & his Heirs & Assigns for ever : 
one Piece Parcell Lott of Land within the Township of said 
York containing by Estimation two Acres be it more or less 
& is situate upon the North West Side of the Town Way at 
Situate Plains so called and is butted & bounded as follow- 
eth viz upon the South East End by the said Town Way or 
Road & upon the South West Side by the Land of Lewis 
Bane & upon the North West by the Brook that runs from 
Situate Mills so called & upon the North East Side by s d 
John Prebles own Land as it now stands bounded or as it 
otherwise may be reputed to be bounded Together with all 



Book XII, Fol. 26. 

the Rights Titles Priviledges Appurtenances & Advantages 
thereunto belonging or appertaining unto him the s (1 John 
Preble & his Heirs & Assigns for ever To have & to hold & 
quietly & peaceably to use improve Occupy & enjoy as a 
good & absolute clear Estate in Fee simple Moreover the s d 
Job Banks doth for himself his Heirs Exec 18 & Admin r8 to 
& with the s d John Preble his Heirs & Assigns covenant in- 
gage & promise the before granted & demised Premisses are 
free & clear & freely & clearly acquitted & discharged from 
all former or other Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Mortgages 
Dowries or any other Incumbrances whatsoever As also 
from all future Claims Challenges Demands Molestations 
Disturbances or any other Molestations whatsoever to be 
had or commenced by him the s d Job Banks his Heirs Exec 18 
Admin rs or Assigns further the said Job Banks doth avouch 
& declare that until the Ensealing & Signing hereof he is 
the true sole & rightful Owner of the before granted Prem- 
isses & hath in himself good Right full Power & lawful 
Authority to sell & dispose of the same as afores d : And 
more over the s d Job Banks doth hereby doth bind & 
oblige himself his Heirs Exec rs Admin 18 to Warrant secure 
& defend unto the s d John Preble & his Heirs & Assigns 
for ever the before granted & bargained Premisses from all 
Person or Persons from by or under him or them In Wit- 
ness whereof the s d Job Banks hath hereunto set his Hand 
& Seal this twenty fifth Day of January Anno Domini One 
thousand seven hundred & twenty tnree | 4 In the tenth 
year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George King of 
Great Britain &c Job Banks (seal) 

Signed Sealed & Delivered York sc | May 9 th 1726 Job 

in Presence of us Banks acknowledged the before 

Benj a Stone g om g Instrument in Writing with 

Abra m Preble his Hand & Seal affixed to be his free 
Act & Deed 

before Samuel Came Jus Pac 8 
May 9. 1726. A true Copy of the Original Examined 

by Jos Moody Reg 1 ' 



To all Christian People to whom these Presents shall 
John Eldredge come greeting Know ye that I John Eldridge 
To of Wells in the County of York in the Prov- 

Wm Eaton ince of the Massachusetts Bay in New Eng- 

land Cordwinder (divers good Causes & Con- 
siderations moving me thereunto but especially for & in 
Consideration of the Sum of twenty six Pounds lawful 






Book XII, Fol. 27. 



Money of New England to me in Hand paid before the Seal- 
ing & Delivery of these Presents by William Eaton of the 
aboves d Town County & Country Husbandman) have given 
granted bargained & sold & by these Presents do give grant 
bargain & sell unto him the s d William Eaton a certain Par- 
cell of Marsh being the one third Part of a twenty one Pole 
Lott which was left by M r Ezekiel Knights sen 1 of Wells 
deceas d Bounded as followeth on the South West Side by 
Marsh in the Possession of M r Samuel Emery Sen 1 & all 
other Sides by Marsh of the s d Eldridges Avhich Marsh is 
upon the s d William Eatons reasonable Demand to be divid- 
ed both for Quantity & Quality aqually from the Rest of the 
Lott To have and to holde the Third Part of the said Lot as 
afores d with all y e Rights & Priviledges there unto belonging 
unto him the s d William Eaton his Heirs Exec 18 Admin rs & 
Assigns for ever as an Estate in Fee without any Challenge 
Claim or Demand from me or any of my Heirs &c for ever 
And will warrant acquit & for ever defend him in the quiet 
& peaceable Possession of the same against my [27] Self or 
any of my Heirs or any Person or Persons whatsoever And 
Hannah the Wife of the s d John Eldridge doth by these 
Presents give and yield up to the s d William Eaton his Heirs 
&o all her Right of Dower & Power of Thirds in the Prem- 
isses In AYitness & for Confirmation of all above written 
they have hereunto set their Hands '& Seals this Third Day 
of October Annoque Domini One thousand seven hundred 
& twenty • John Eldredeg (Seal) 

Signed Sealed & Delivered he * 

in Presence of us Hannah ^. C^_ Eldreg (Seal) 

Thomas Tennov 

^ mark 

Samuel Emery Jun r York sc | Wells March 20. 

t>- i, . his ^ ,,, 1720/21 John Eldrideg and 

Richard ZJZT-Boothby Hannah Eldriides psonally ap- 

Mark . 

peared before me the Subscriber 

one of his Majestys Justices of the 

Peace for s d County & acknowledged the 

within written Deed or Instrument to be their 

voluntary Act & Deed John Wheelwright 

May 11. 1726 N° 1 A true Copy of the Original Examined 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



Book XII, Fol. 27. 

Know all Men by these Presents that I Daniel Grant of 
Berwick in the County of York & within his 
Dani Grant Majesty.'s Province of the Massachusetts Bay 
To in New England Husbandman for & in y e Con- 

Kichd Lord sideration of the Sum of twenty four Pounds 
passable Money in s d Province to me in Hand 
well & truly paid at the Ensealing & Delivery of these Pres- 
ents by Richard Lord of the Town County & Province 
afores d Husbandman The Receipt whereof I acknowledge & 
own my self fully satisfied contented & paid & acquit & dis- 
charge the s d Richard Lord his Heirs Exec 18 Admin 18 & As- 
signs for ever have given granted bargained sold aliened en- 
feoffed set ove.r & confirmed. And by these Presents have 
fully freely clearly & absolutely given granted bargained 
sold aliened enfeoffed assigned set over & confirmed unto 
him the s d Richard Lord & to his Heirs Exec 18 Admii* rs & 
Assigns for ever a certain Piece of Land situate lying & be- 
ing in the Township of s d Berwick bounded as followeth 
namely being twenty Acres & is thus bounded Beginning at 
a red Oak Tree running South West 46 Poles Then South 
South East seventy Poles then North East 46 Poles to a 
white Oak Stump which stands about twelve Feet to the 
North-West of a white Maple tree near a Run of Water & 
is the Side Bounds of the reputed Lands of John & Benja- 
min Nasons Land Together with all & singular the Rights 
Conlon Rights Timber Trees Wood Underwood Mines Min- 
erals Comodities & all Appurtenances hereunto belonging 
or by any Manner of Ways appertaining To have and to 
hold the s d twenty Acres of Land & all the above granted & 
bargained Premisses with their Appurtenances unto him the 
s d Richard Lord & to his Heirs Exec 18 Admin 18 & Assigns to 
his & their proper Use Benefit & Behoof for ever — And the 
s d Richard Lord his Heirs Exec 18 Admin 18 & Assigns shall & 
may from this Time & for ever hereafter lawfully peaceably 
& uninteruptably occupy possess & enjoy all the above 
granted & bargained Premisses they being free & clear and 
clearly acquitted exonerated & discharged of & from all 
Manner of former & other Gifts Grants Bargains Sales 
Leases Mortgages Titles Troubles Thirds Dowries Judg- 
ments Executions Claims & Demands whatsoever And fur- 
ther I the s d Daniel Grant my Heirs Exec 18 & Admin 18 shall 
& will from henceforth & for ever hereafter warrant & de- 
fend the s d twenty Acres of Land & all the granted & bar- 
gained Premisses with the Appurtenances above mentioned 
unto him the s d Richard Lord & to his Heirs Exec 18 Ad- 
min 1 " 8 & Assigns forever against the lawful Claims & Dc- 



Book XII, Fol. 27. 

mands of all & every Person whatsoever In Witness where- 
of I have hereunto set my Hand & Seal February the tenth 
Anno Domini Seventeen hundred & twenty five | 6 And in 
the twelfth Year of his Majesty King Georges Reign &c 

Signed Sealed & delivered t\ ' • ^ hi ? n - /« ,\ 

9 ,, t» r Daniel + Grant (Seal ) 

in the Presence of us M ^ rk v ' 

Elisha Plasted Berwick Feb ry 19 th 1725/6 

James Grant Daniel Grant psonally appearing 

John Brads treet acknowledged the above & within 

writ-ten Instrument to be his Act & Deed 

Sam 11 Plaisted Jus : Peace 

May : 11. 1726 N° 2 A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos. Moody Reg r 



This Indenture of Lease made the twenty seven Day of 
February in the year of our Lord 1722/3 & 
Dan* Goodin m the ninth year of King George Reign be- 
& tween Daniel Goodin of the Town of Berwick 

Thomas Goodin i n the County of York in his Majesties Prov- 
ince of the Massachusetts Bay in New Eng- 
land Yeoman & Amie his Wife of the one Party & Thomas 
Goodin their Son of the other Party witnesseth that the 
f ores d Daniel Goodin & Amie his Wife for divers good 
Causes us hereunto moving but more especially for & in 
Consideration of the Jtents Covenants & Services hereafter 
expressed to be by the said Thomas Goodin pformed & sat- 
isfied doth by these Presents demise lease set over & to farm 
lett unto the s d Thomas Goodin our Son & to his Heirs Ex- 
ec rS Admin™ or Assigns all that my Homestead Lot of Land 
where I now dwell with the Orchard & Barn standing there- 
on with the one Moiety & half Part of my Dwelling House 
& also my Marsh & Land at Sluts-Corner all lying being & 
situate in the Township of Barwick afores d : Also all my 
Quick Stock both neat Cattle Sheep & Swine with all my 
Husbandry Utensils with all Profits Priviledges Rights Coni- 
odities & Appurtenances whatsoever thereto belonging to 
the sole Use of the afores cl Thomas Goodin our Son his 
Heirs & Assigns during the Avhole Time of our natural Lifes 
with free Ingress Egress & Regress into upon & from the s d 
Land To have & to hold the s d demised Premisses both real 
& personal with all & singular the Appurtenances thereof 
unto our fores d Son Thomas Goodin His Heirs & Assigns 
for & during the Term afores d of our natural Lives. Only 
we do reserve for our own Use the Wood & Timber grow- 
ing in our Pasture being Part of our Homestead Lott af ores d 



Book XII, Fol. 28. 

For & in Consideration whereof the s d Thomas Goodwin 
doth hereby oblige himself his Heirs Exee rs Admin rs or Assigns 
to pay or cause to be paid rendred & delivered in Season & in 
good Order p Annum Yearly to his fores d Father & Mother 
during the whole Time & Term of their natural Lives & as 
long as they or either of them shall live the one half Part of 
all the Emoluments Profits & Incoms of all & singular both 
real & psonal of the afores d bargained indented & demised 
Premisses That is to say the one half part of all the Increase 
of the quick Stock both of neat Cattle Sheep & [28] Swine 
& other Creatures that shall be kept on the Place and Half 
the Wool of the Sheep & half of the Milk of the Cows 
other ways half of the Butter & Cheese that shall be made 
of the Milk at the afores d Daniel Goodin or Amie his Wifes 
Choice & half of all Sorts of Grain both Indian Corn & Eng- 
lish Grain that shall be raised on the Place & half of all 
Sorts of Garden Fruit & Tobacco & half the Cydar that shall 
be made of the Fruit of the Orchard or of any other scatter- 
ing Trees growing on the Place & to have Priviledge of the 
Oxen to hale their Firewood or other Necessaries as they 
shall have Occasion & half of the Benefit of the Oxens La- 
bour when other ways improved than upon Husbandry. And 
the afores d Thomas Goodin doth promise & doth hereby 
oblige himself his Heirs Exec 18 Admin 18 & Assigns to man- 
age & improve the afores d demised Premisses to the best 
Advantage for the Benefit of his afores d Father & Mother as 
long as they or either of them shall live & to keep all the 
Buildings & Fences on the Place in good Repair & not to 
demolish none- — In Witness whereof the Parties to the Pres- 
ents have interchangeably set their Hands & Seals hereunto 
the Day & year first above written 
Signed Sealed & Delivered Daniel Goodin (Seal) 

in Presents of us p er 

James Warren Amie J. Goodin (seal) 

John Hupper Jun 1 U 

Aaron Hubbard 

York ss Novemb 1 " 2«* 1723 Daniel Good- 
in above named acknowledged the above writ- 
ten Instrument to be his free Act & Deed 

Before Charles ffrost J : Peace 

May : 11. 1726 N° 3 A true Copy of the Original Exam- 
ined by Jos : Moody Reg 1 



Book XII, Fol. 28. 

To all People to whom the Presents shall come I Daniel 
Goodin Sen r of the Town of Barwick in the 
Dan" Goodin County of York in the Province of the Massa- 
To chusetts Bay in New England Yeoman & Amie 

Thoms Goodin hi s Wife sendeth greeting Know ye that I the 
s d Daniel Goodin & Amie his Wife for & in 
Consideration of the Love good Will & Affection which we 
bear towards our loving Son Thomas Goodin of the Town 
of Barwick afores d Husbandman & more especially for & in 
Consideration of an engagement by an Indenture under the 
Hand & Seal of our fores d Son bearing even Date herewith 
to manage & improve all our Lands & Living to the best 
Advantage & to render to us the one half of all the yearly 
Income of our whole Estate for our Comfortable Mainte- 
nance during the whole Term of our natural Lives upon 
which Consideration we the afores d Daniel Goodin & Amie 
his Wife have given and granted & by these Presents do 
freely clearly & absolutely for our selves our Heirs Exec rs 
Admin 1 ' 8 and Assigns for ever give grant bargain alienate en- 
feoffe assign convey pass over & confirm unto our fores d 
Son Thomas Goodin and to his Heirs Exec rs Admin rs & As- 
signs for ever our Homestead Lott of Land w th the dwelling- 
House Barn & Orchard standing thereon And also all our 
Marsh at Sluts Corner which I the fores d Daniel Goodin 
bought of my Father with the Upland I have there adjoyn- 
ing to it & also all my Right Title that I have or ought 
to have in and to the comon Lands lying within the Town- 
ship of Barwick afores d and also all my quick Stock of neat 
Cattle Sheep & Swine with all my Tools and Utensils for 
Husbandry whatsoever Only I do except & reserve to be at 
my own Disposing two Cows & two Steers or other ways three 
cows to be at my Disposing as af ores d It is to be understood 
that our true Intent & Meaning is that all & every of the Above 
granted Premisses both real & personal only what is above 
excepted after the death of us the afores d Daniel Goodin & 
Amie his Wife To have and to hold to him our fores d Son 
Thomas Goodin & to his Heirs Exec rs Admin 18 and Assigns 
for ever with all and singular the Appurtenances Privi- 
ledges thereunto belonging freely & clearly Exonerated ac- 
quitted & discharged of and from all Manner of former 
Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Dowries Right of Thirds or any 
other Encumbrances* whatsoever had made done or suffered 
to be done by us the fores d Daniel Goodin or Amie his Wife 
whereby our fores d Son Thomas Goodin or his Heirs Exec rs 
Admin 13 or Assigns may be in any ways molested or dis- 
turbed in their quiet & peaceable Enjoyment & Improve- 



Book XII, Fol. 28. 

ment of the above granted Premisses — And further we the 
fores d Daniel Goodin & Amie his Wife do by these Pres- 
ents for our selves & for our Heirs Exec rs Admin™ and As- 
signs for ever covenant promise & agree to and with our 
fores d Son Thomas Goodin and his Heirs Exec rs Admin 18 
and Assigns for ever to save them harmless & to Warrant 
& defend the Title herein given to the fore mentioned Prem- 
isses & every of them against any Person or Persons whom- 
soever that shall from Time to Time or at any For ever 
hereafter claim or challenge any lawful Right Title Proprie- 
ty Interest or Demand to or in the forementioned Premisses 
or any Part thereof And for Confirmation of all & every of 
the forementioned Premisses We the fores d Daniel Goodin 
& Amie his Wife have hereunto set our Hands & Seal this 
twenty seven Day of February Anno Domini one thousand 
seven hundred twenty two three And in the ninth Year of 
King George his Reign Daniel Goodin (Seal) 

Signed Sealed & Delivered her 

in Presence of us Amie^ Goodin (Seal) 

James Warren J mark 

John Hupper Jun 1 > Witnesses York sc | Novemb r 2. 

Aaron Hubbard ) 17 23- Daniel Goodin above 

named acknowledged the above 

written Instrument to be his free 

Act & Deed before Charles ffrost J. Peace 

May : 11 : 1726 A true Copy of the Original Examined 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come I James 
Warren of the Town of Barwick in the Coun- 
James Warren ty of York in his Majestys Province of the 
To Massachusetts Bay in New England Yeoman 

Step Hardison sendeth Greeting Know ye that for divers good 
Causes me hereunto moving & more espec- 
ially for & in Consideration of the full & whole Sum of teen 
Pounds currant Money of New England to me in Hand paid 
before the Signing & Sealing of these Presents by Stephen 
Hardison of the Town of Barwick afores d Labourer. The 
Receipt thereof I do acknowledge my self to be fully satis- 
fied contented & paid for every Part have given granted 
bargained & sold & do by these Presents for my self my 
Heirs Exec 18 Admin rs & Assigns for ever fully freely & ab- 
solutely give grant bargain sell alienate enfeoffe assign pass 
over & confirm unto the afores d Stephen Hardison & to his 
Heirs Exec™ Admin 1 ' 8 & Assigns for ever nineteen Acres of 



Book XII, Fol. 29. 

a thirty Acre Grant of Land granted & given to me the 
fores d James Warren by the Town of Kittery May the twen- 
ty fourth One thousand six hundred ninety & nine All which 
nineteen Acres of the thirty Acre Grant of Land afores d To 
have and to hold to him the fores d Stephen Hardison & to 
his Heirs Exec rs Admin 18 & Assigns for ever with all & sin- 
gular the Appurtenances Priviledges & Commodities there- 
unto belonging freely & clearly exonerated [29] Acquitted 
& discharged from all Manner of former Deeds of Sale Wills 
or Dowries or any other Incumbrances whatsoever had made 
done or suffered to be done by me the f ores d James Warner 
whereby the fores d Stephen Hardison his Heirs & Assigns 
may be in any Ways molested or disturbed in their quiet & 
peaceable Enjoyment & Improvement of the above granted 
Premisses And further I the s d James Warren do avouch my 
self at the signing & Sealing of these Presents to be the true 
& lawful Owner of the abovegranted Premisses & have full 
Power of my self to sell convey assign & pass over the same 
In Witness hereof I the fores d James Warren have hereunto 
set my Hand & Seal this first Day of April Anno Domini 
One thousand seven hundred & twenty & in the sixth Year 
of King Georges Reign James Warren (Seal) 

Signed Sealed & Delivered York sc At his Majesties 

in the Presence of us Superior Court of Ju- 

James Grant ) w't dicature held at York 

Alexander Tayler ) for the County of York 

on Wednesday the elev- 
enth Day of May 1726 James 
Grant & Alexander Tayler ap- 
pearing in Court made Oath that they 
saw James Warren within named sign Seal 
& deliver the within Instrument as his Act & 
Deed & that they the deponents set their Names as 
Witnesses thereof at the same Time 

Att Samuel Tyley CI ere 
May : 11. 1726 N° 9. A true Copy of the Original Exam- 
ined by Jos : Moody Reg r 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing &c Know ye that I Thomas Knight of 
Thos Knight Kittery in the County of York in the Prov- 
To ince of the Massachusetts Bay in New Eng- 

John Femald i an d Cordwinder for & in Consideration of 
the Sum of Seventy pounds in Currant Money 



Book XII, Fol. 29. 

of the afore sd Province to me in hand paid before the Enseal- 
ing hereof by John Fernald Sen 1 of the same place Yeoman 
the Receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge and my self 
here with fully satisfied and Contented & thereof & of every 
part & parcel thereof do Exonerate Acquit & Discharge y e 
s d John Fernald his Heirs Executors & Administrators for 
ever by these Presents Have given granted bargained sold 
aliened conveyed & confirmed And by these Presents do 
fully freely & absolutely give grant bargain sell aliene con- 
vey & confirm unto him the s d John Fernald his Heirs and 
Assigns forever A certain Tract or Parcel of Land Situate 
lying & being in the Township of Kittery afore sd containing 
by Estimation Ten Acres butted and bounded as followeth 
on the Southwest with the Land of Charles Nelson dec d on 
the South East with the Land of Sam 11 or James Spinney & 
on the North East & Northwest was bounded with Land ly- 
ing Comon According as the same was laid out & bounded 
unto William Racklift Late of s d Kittery dec d . by the Sur- 
vey er for y e s d Town of Kittery on the 26 th Day of August 
Anno 1685 which s d Tract of Ten Acres I Purchased of William 
Racklift the only Son of the s d William Racklift dec d as p a 
Deed under his hand & Seal bearing Date y e 20 th day of 
December Anno Domini 1710 Reference being Thereunto 
had with all the Priviledges & Appurtenances thereunto be- 
longing or in any wise appertaining To have and to hold 
the s d granted & bargained Premisses with all the Appur- 
tenances & Priviledges Rights & Comodities to the same be- 
longing or in any wise appertaining to him the s d John Fer- 
nald his Heirs & Assigns for ever To his & their only prop- 
er Use Benefit & Behoof forever And I the s d Thomas 
Knight for me my Heirs Exec rs & Admin rs do covenant 
promise & grant to & with the s d John Fernald his Heirs & 
Assigns that before the Ensealing hereof I am the true sole 
& lawful Owner of the above bargained Premisses & am 
lawfully seiz d & possessed of the same in mine own proper 
Right as a good perfect & absolute Estate of Inheritance in 
Fee simple & have in my self good Right full Power & law- 
ful Authority to grant bargain sell & confirm y e s d bargain- 
ed Premisses with the Appurtenances in Manner as aboves d 
& that the s (1 John Fernald his Heirs & Assigns shall & may 
from Time to Time & at all Times for ever hereafter by 
Force & Virtue of these Presents lawfully & quietly have 
hold use occupy possess & enjoy the s d demised & bargain- 



Book XII, Fol. 30. 

ed Premisses with the Appurtenances free & clear & freely 
& clearly acquitted exonerated & discharged of from all & 
all Manner of former & other Gifts Grants Bargains Sales 
Leases Mortgages Wills Entails Joyntures Dowries Judg- 
ments Executions Incumbrances and Extents whatsoever. 
Furthermore I the s d Thomas Knight for my self my Heirs 
Exec rs & Admin rs covenant & engage the above demised 
Premisses to him the s d John Fernald his Heirs & Assigns 
against the lawful Claims or Demands of any pson or Per- 
sons whatsoever forever hereafter to Warrant secure & de- 
fend — And Susanna Knight the Wife of me the s d Thomas 
Knight doth by these presents willingly give yield up and 
surrender all her Right of Dowry & Power of Thirds of in 
& unto the above demised Premisses unto him the s d John 
Fernald his Heirs & Assigns for ever In Witness whereof I 
the s d Thomas Knight & Susanna my Wife have hereunto 
set our Hands & Seals this ninth Day of April Anno Domini 
One thousand seven hundred & twenty six and in the 
twelfth Year of his Majesty's Reign 

Signed Sealed & Delivered Thomas Knight (Seal) 

in psence of us Susnah Knight (Seal) 

John Dennet York sc | April y e 11 th 1726. 

John Dennet Jun r Thomas Knight & Susanna his Wife 
Thomas Dennet above named psonally appearing ac- 
knowledged the above Instrum* in Writ- 
ing to be their voluntary Act & Deed 

Coram Jos: Hamond J. Pac s 
May 11, 1726 N° 8 A true Copy of the Original Ex- 
amined by Jos : Moodey Reg r 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come, John 
Tomson of the Town of Kittery in the Coun- 
John Tomson ty of York in New England Yeoman sendeth 
To Greeting Know ye that the s d John Tomson 

John Harmon f or & i n Consideration of the Good-will & Af- 
fection he beareth to Jolin Har — of Kittery 
afores d Labourer hath given granted aliened enfeoffed con- 
veyed & confirmed And by these Presents do freely fully & 
absolutely give grant aliene enfeoffe convey & confirm unto 
the s d John Harmoji and the Heirs of his Body lawfully be- 
gotten twenty Acres of Land [30] Situate lying & being 
within the Town of Kittery afores d being butted & bounded 
as followeth viz* By Thomas Spinneys & William Tetherlys 
Lands on the West : Deacon John Fernalds Land on the the 



Book XII, Fol. 30. 

South Easterly Side by the Land that was Joseph Willsons 
deeeas d on the Easterly Side & on the North Side by the 
Land of the above named John Fernald & a Road to the 
Town Comons together with all Priviledges & Appurtenan- 
ces to the s d Land belonging or in any wise appertaining 
(always excepting & reserving to the s d John Tomson dur- 
ing his Life the free Liberty to cut what Timber & Wood 
he thinks fit on the s d Land & free Liberty to hale the same 
off) To have & to hold the s l twenty Acres of Land & all 
the Priviledges & Appurtenances thereunto belonging or in 
any Ways appertaining (except the Timber & Wood before 
excepted) unto the s d John Harmon & the Heirs of his Body 
lawfully begotten for ever (But if the s d John Harmon dies 
without Issue of his Body lawfully begotten then the s d 
Land to return to the s d John Tomson his Heirs & Assigns 
again : And if the 3 d John Harmon hath Issue of his Body 
lawfully begotten than the s d Land as aboves d to be to him 
& the s d Heirs of his Body lawfully begotten for ever to 
have hold use occupy possess & quietly to enjoy from 
hence forth & for ever to his & their Use & Uses as above 
from hence forth & for ever In Witness whereof the s d 
John Tomson hath hereunto set his Hand & Seal this 
12 th of March Anno Domini 1725 | 6 
Signed Sealed & Delivered John Tompson (Seal) 

in Presence of us York sc | March 14 th 

Thomas Knight 1725 | This Day the with- 

Richard Gowell in named John Tompson psonal- 

ly appeared before the Subscriber one 
of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for 
s d County & acknowledged this within Instru- 
ment to be his free Act & Deed 

Cor m W m Pepperrell Jun r 
May 24. 1726 A true of the Original Examined 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



To all Christian *People to whom these Presents shall 

come Elizabeth Hellyard of NeAvington 

Eliza Hilyard j n the Province of New Hamps 1 in New 

Jnoa Downing England formerly the Wife of John 

& Nelson late of Kittery in the Coun- 

Samii Hill & Wives ty of York within his Majesty's Prov- 

To ince of the Massachusetts Bay in New 

Jane & Charles Frost England afores d Shipwright deceas d 

And Jonathan Downing & Elisabeth his 

Wife of Ncwington afores d y e s d Elisabeth Downing was 



Book XII, Fol. 30. 

one of the Children of the s d John Nelson and Samuel Hill 
& Mary his Wife the s d Mary was another of the Children 
of the s d John Nelson deceas d Now know ye that the s d Elis- 
abeth Hellyard Jonathan Downing & Elisabeth his Wife 
Samuel Hill & Mary his Wife for & in Consideration of 
the Sum of twelve Pounds currant Money of New England 
already in Hand paid before the Ensealing & Delivery of 
these Presents by Jane Frost & Charles Frost both of Kit- 
tery afores d we do acknowledge & of every Part thereof 
have given granted bargained sold assigned made over con- 
veyed & confirmed & by these Presents do freely fully & ab- 
solutely give grant bargain sell assign convey & confirm 
unto them the s d Jane ffrost & Charles ffrost their Heirs 
Exec rs Admin rs & Assigns for ever a certain Grant of thirty 
Acres of Land granted by the Town of Kittery May y e 24 th 
1699 to the aboves d John Nelson dec d his Heirs & Assigns 
for ever Reference being had to the Records of the s d Town 
of Kittery will more at large appear To have and to hold to 
them the s d Jane & Charles ffrost their Heirs Exec rs Admin rS 
& Assigns in severalty for ever (That is to say fifteen Acres 
thereof unto the s d Jane ffrost her Heirs Exec rs Admin rs or 
Assigns for ever And fifteen Acres thereof unto the s d 
Charles ffrost his Heirs Exec rs Admin rs or Assigns for ever 
Together with all the several Benefits Priviledges Rights 
Liberties & Appurtenances unto the s d Grant belonging or 
in any wise appertaining And the s d Elizabeth Hellyard Jon- 
athan Downing Elizabeth Downing Samuel Hill & Mary 
Hill do for themselves their Heirs Exec rs & Admin rs joyntly 
& severally covenant & promise to & with the s d Jane Frost 
& Charles Frost their Heirs Exec rs & Admin rs that at & be- 
fore the Ensealing & Delivery of these Presents they are 
the proper Owners of the above mentioned & sold premisses 
with the Appurtenances belonging and they are legally pos- 
sess* thereof & have good Right full Power & lawful Author- 
ity in their own Names to give grant sell & convey the 
afores d Grant unto the afores d Jane & Charles ffrost their 
Heirs Exec rs Admin rs & Assigns And that the same & every 
Part thereof is free & clear & fully & clearly acquitted & 
discharged of & from all former & other Gifts Grants Sales 
Mortgages Dowries Titles Troubles Alienations & Incum- 
brances whatsoever And that it shall & may be lawful to & 
for the s d Jane & Charles Frost their Heirs & Assigns to 
lay out the same &*for ever hereafter to have hold use occu- 
py possess & enjoy peaceably & quietly to their Use & Uses 
all the demised Premisses & their Appurtenances And that 
the Sale thereof against themselves their Heirs Exec rs & 

Book xii, 8 



Book XII, Fol. 31. 

Admin rs & Against all other Persons Avhatsoever lawfully 
claiming the same or any Part thereof they shall & will for 
ever save harmless warrant & defend by these Presents And 
they shall & will make pform & execute such other further 
Lawful & reasonable Act or Acts Things as in Law or Equi- 
ty can be devised advised or required for the more sure 
making & confirming of the Premisses unto the s d Jane & 
Charles Frost their Heirs & Assigns according to the Law 
of this Province In Witness whereof the s d Elisabeth Hell- 
yard Jonathan & Elizabeth Downing & Samuel & Mary Hill 
have hereunto set their Hands & Seals this sixteenth Day of 
March in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred 
& twenty four & five. And in the eleventh Year of the 
Reign of our Sovereign Lord George King of Great Britain 
&c ^ er 

Signed Sealed & Delivered Elisabethx Hillyard (seal) 

in the Presence of us Jonathan Downing (seal) 

Samuel Nutter her 

Elizabeth JR Downing (Sea ) 
Sarah^J^Hort -^ 

**^ ' mart 



mark 



mark 

his 



Samuel Hill (Seal) 

Nathaniel Barns @zf ™ her 

mark Mary Hill ^£ (seal) 

mark 

Province of New Hamps r Portsm 27. Aug* 1725. Jona- 
than Downing Elizabeth Hilyard & Eliz a Downing appeared 
& acknowledged the above Instrument to be their voluntary 
Act & Deed before Me John Plaisted Just Pac 8 

York ss | April 28. 1726. This Day the within named 
Samuel Hill & Mary Hill both psonally appeared before the 
Subscriber one of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for s d 
County & acknowledged the within Instrument to be their 
free Act & Deed Cor m W m Pepperrell Jun 1 

May 11. 1726 N° 6. A true Copy of the Original Exam- 
ined by Jos : Moody Reg r 



[31] To all Christian People to whom this Presents or 

Bill of Sale shall come I Anthony Row of 

Anthony Rowe Portsmouth in the Province of New Hamps* 

To i n New England Fisherman sendeth Greeting 

J no waldion Now know ye that I the afores d Anthony 

Row do for my self my Heirs Exec 18 Admin 18 

& Assigns bargain sell ratific enfeoff e & confirm unto John 

Waldron of Dover in y e Province afores d him his Heirs Ex- 



Book XII, Fol. 31. 

ec 18 Admin rS & Assigns a certain Parcel of Upland being in 
Estimation fifty Acres which Land I the s d Anthony Row 
bought of Henry Joslyne being at Black Point in the Town- 
ship of alias Scarbrow in the Province of Maine the Bounds 
whereof may fully appear by the Deed which I the s d Row 
had of Henry Josline and likewise with all the Upland salt 
Marsh & fresh Meadow which I the s d Row had by Town 
Grant or Grants or any or any Ways possessed with all my 
Rights Priviledges & Appurtenances thereunto belonging or 
any Ways appertaining shall be for & to the whole & sole 
Use Benefit & Behoofe of the afores d John Waldron him his 
Heirs & Assigns for ever. In Consideration of twenty 
eight Pounds paid & secured by Bill to me the s d Row : And 
I the s d Anthony Row do for my self my Heirs Exec rs Ad- 
min rs or any or either of us promise to & with the s d John 
Waldron him his Heirs Exec rs Admin rs or Assigns that the 
s d Sale is free & clear exonerated discharged from all Man- 
ner of Claims Rights Titles Dowries or Power of Thirds or 
any Incumbrances whatsoever : And I the s d Anthony Row 
do for my self my Heirs Exec rs Admin 18 own the whole Sale 
to John Waldron as a good & sure Inheritance to him his 
Heirs Exec rs Admin 18 & Assigns for ever To have and to 
hold the whole & every Part & Parcel thereof for ever : And 
I the s d Anthony Row do promise to & with the s d John 
Waldron to him his Heirs & Assigns to defend the same or 
sale to y e s d John Waldron from any Person or Persons 
whatsoever that shall arise to have any Right Title or Inter- 
est to any Estate above mentioned or any or either of us or 
our Means Consent or Procurement In Confirmation hereof 
I the s d Anthony Row have here unto set my Hand & Seal 
in the twelfth Year of our Sovereign Lord William by the 
Grace of God of England &c And in the Year 1700 Annoq r 
Domini 1700 Anthony Row (Seal) 

Signed Sealed & Possession given Prov : N. Hamps r June 
in y e Presence of us Witnesses 9. 1720 Will 1 " Cotton & 
Jn° Tucker Joseph Bard both psonally 

W m Cotton appeared & made Oath that 

Joseph Bard they saw Anthony Row Sign 

Seal & Deliver this Instrument & 
that John Tucker did at same Time 
sign as a Witness with them Sworn in 
Court Test Theodore Atkinson Cler 
June 16. 1726. A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



Book XII, Fol. 31. 

To all Christian People to whom these Presents shall come 
John Engerson of Kittery in the County of 
Jno ingersoll York within his Majestys Province of the 
To Massachusetts Bay in New England Yeoman 

Wm Pepperrell sen ds Greeting Know ye that the s d John En- 
gerson for & in Consideration of the Sum of 
three Pounds currant Money to him in Hand paid before 
the Ensealing & Delivery of these Presents by William Pep- 
perrell Jun r of Kittery in the County afores d Esq 1 the Re- 
ceipt whereof to full Content & Satisfaction He the s cl John 
Engerson doth by these Presents acknowledge & thereof & 
of every Part Thereof for himself his Heirs Exec rS & Ad- 
min 18 doth acquit exonerate & discharge the s d William Pep- 
perrell his Heirs Exec rs & Admin 18 every of them for ever 
by these Presents and for divers other good Causes & Con- 
siderations him thereunto moving he the s d John Engerson 
hath given granted bargained sold aliened enfeoffed convey- 
ed & confirmed & by these Presents doth fully freely clear- 
ly & absolutely give grant barg n sell aliene enfeoffe convey 
& confirm unto the s d William Pepperrell his Heirs & As- 
signs for ever all his Part Portion or Proportion of in & un- 
to the Comon or undivided Lands within the Township of Kit- 
tery & Berwick as the same hath been heretofore stated & 
proportioned or however otherwise the same may hereafter be 
stated or proportioned together with all such Rights Liberties 
Immunities Profits Priviledges Comodities Emoluments & 
Appurtenances as in any Kind appertain thereunto with the 
Reversions & Remainders thereof & all the Estate Right Ti- 
tle Interest Inheritance Property Possession Claim & Demand 
w l soever of him the s d John Engerson of in & to the same 
& every Part thereof To have and to hold all the above grant- 
ed Premisses with all & singular the Appurtenances Privi- 
ledges thereof unto the s d William Pepperrell his Heirs & 
Assigns To his & their own sole & proper Use Benefit & Be- 
hoof from hence forth & forever And that the s d Will 1 " Pep- 
perrell his Heirs Exec rs Admin rs or Assigns shall act & have 
the Voice of the s d John Engerson in the ordering settling 
& dividing of s d Comon Rights as he the s d John Engerson 
might himself have done before the Sale thereof — And the 
s d John Engerson doth hereby covenant promise bind & 
oblige himself his Heirs Exee rs & Admin 18 from hence forth 
& for ever here after to Warrant & defend all the above 
granted Premisses & the Appurtenances thereof unto the s d 
William Pepperrell his Heirs & Assigns against the lawful 
Claims & Demands of all & every Person or Persons whom- 
soever & at any Time or Times hereafter or Demand to 
give & pass such further & ample Assurance & Confirma- 



Book XII, Fol. 32. 

tion of the Premisses unto the s d William Pepperrell his 
Heirs & Assigns for ever as in Law or Equity can be rea- 
sonably devised or required In Witness whereof the s d John 
Ingerson hath hereunto set his Hand & Seal the twenty sixth 
Day of April Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred & 
twenty six John Ingersell (Seal) 

Signed Sealed & delivered York sc | May 2 d 1726 This 

in Presence of Day the above named John In- 

John Gowen Jun r gerson psonally appeared before 

W m ffrost the Subscriber one of his Majestys 

Pel a Whittemore Justices of the Peace for s d County & 
acknowledged this foregoing Instrument 
to be his free Act & Deed 

W m Pepperrell 
May 11. 1726. N° 10. A true Copy from the Original 
Examined by Jos : Moody Reg 1 

To all Christian People to whom these Presents shall 

come George Frink of Kittery in the 

Geo: Frink County of York within his Majesty's Prov- 
To ince of the Massachusetts Bay in New Eng- 

Wm Pepperrell i an d Yeoman sends Greeting Know ye that 
the s d George Frink for & in Consideration 
of the Sum of three Pounds currant Money to him in Hand 
paid before [32] The Ensealing & Delivery of these Pres- 
ents by William Pepperrell Jun r of Kittery in the County 
afores d Esq 1 " the Receipt whereof to full Content & Satisfac- 
tion he the s d George Frink doth by these Presents acknowl- 
edge & thereof & of every Part thereof for himself his Heirs 
Exec 1 ' 8 and Admin rs doth acquit exonerate & discharge the 
s d William Pepperrell his Heirs Exec 1 ' 8 & Admin 18 every of 
them for ever by these Presents, & for divers other good 
Causes & Considerations him thereunto moving he the s d 
George Frink hath given granted bargained sold aliened en- 
feoff d conveyed & confirmed unto the s d William Pepperrell 
his Heirs & Assigns for ever all his Part Portion or Pro- 
portion of in & unto the Common or undivided Lands with- 
in the Township of Kittery and Berwick as the same hath 
been heretofore stated & proportioned or however other- 
wise the same may be hereafter stated and proportioned To- 
gether with all such Right Liberties Immunities Profits Priv- 
iledges Comodities Emoluments & Appurtenances as in any 
Kind appertain thereunto with the Reversions & Remain- 
ders thereof & all the Estate Right Title Interest Inheri- 
tance Property Possession Claim & Demand whatsoever of 
him the s d George Frink of in & to the same & every Part 



Book XII, Fol. 32. 

thereof To have and to hold all the above granted Premisses 
with all & singular y e Appurtenances priviledges thereof 
unto the s d W m Pepperrell his Heirs & Assigns to his & 
their own sole & proper Use Benefit & Behoofe from hence 
forth & for ever & that the s d W m Pepperrell his Heirs Ex- 
ec rs Admin rs or Assigns shall act and have the Voice of the 
s d George Frink in the Ordering Settling & Dividing of the 
s d comon Rights as he the s d George Frink might himself 
have done before the Sale thereof And the s d George Frink 
doth hereby covenant promise bind & oblige himself his 
Heirs Exec rs & Admin rs from hence forth & for ever here- 
after to Warrant & defend all the above granted Premisses 
& the Appurtenances thereof unto the s d W m Pepperrell his 
Heirs & Assigns against the lawful Claims & Demands of 
all & every Person or Persons whomsoever & at any Time 
or Times hereafter on Demand to give & pass such further 
& ample Assurance & Confirmation of the Premisses unto 
the s d W m Pepperrell his Heirs & Assigns for ever as in 
Law or Equity can be reasonably devised or required In 
witness whereof the s d George Frink hath hereunto set his 
Hand & Seal the twenty sixth Day of April Anno Domini 
One thousand seven hund d & twenty six 
Signed Sealed & Delivered The Word interlined over 

in Presence of the fourth Line at the Be- 

John Gowen Jun r ginning (Yeoman) was 

W m Frost before Signing & Sealing 

Pel a Whittemore hereof 

Georg Frink (Seal) 
York ss May 2 d 1726 This Day the 
abovenamed George Frink psqnally ap- 
peared before the Subscriber one of his 
Majesty's Justices of y e Peace for s d , County 
& acknowledged this foregoing Instrument to 
be his free Act & Deed 

W m Pepperrell 
May 11. 1726. N° 11. A true Copy of the Original Ex- 
amined by Jos : Moody Reg 1 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come — Know 
ye that I Obadiah Beall of Ipswich in the 
Obadiah Beall County of Essex in the Province of y e Mas- 
To sachusetts Bay -in New England Fisherman 

Zacheus Trafton f or & ft Consideration that Zacheus Trafton 
of York in the County of York in s d Pro- 
vince Blacksmith is become bound with me to Samuel Came 
of York in the County of York in the Province afores d Esq r 



Book XII, Fol. 32. 

& Joseph Moulton of s d York Gent" & William Leighton of 
Kittery in the County of York Gentleman in the penal Sum 
of twenty Pounds currant Money of s d Province for the Pay- 
ment of ten Pounds of like Money of s d Province with law- 
ful Interest for the same at or upon the eighteenth Day of 
October next as by a Bill obligatory bearing even Date with 
these Presents under the Hand & Seal of me the s d Beall & 
the s d Trafton may appear which ten Pounds is the proper 
Debt of me the s d Obadiah Beall have given granted bargain- 
ed sold aliened & confirmed & by these Presents do give 
grant bargain sell convey & confirm unto the said Zacheus 
Trafton his Heirs & Assigns Ten Acres of Land situate ly- 
ing & being in the Township of York on the South West 
Side of York River butted & bounded as is expressed in a 
Deed of Gift of s d Land to me from my Honor d Father 
William Beall of s d York bearing Date October the eleventh 
Day 1718 & on Record with the Records of Deeds for the 
s d County of York Lib X Fol° 90 as by s d Deed may ap- 
pear To have and to hold the s d Tract of Land with all the 
Priviledges Appurtenances & Comodities there- 
of unto belonging or in any wise appertaining unto 
j~ o him the s d Zacheus Trafton his Heirs & Assigns 
^^ To his & their own proper Use Benefit & Be- 
£ o hoof e for ever And I the s d Obadiali Beall do here- 
by for me my Heirs Exec rS & Admin 18 covenant 
% grant & agree to & with the s d Zacheus Trafton 



O p 



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t~ o'Pfm i A n, w , 

e a his Heirs & Assigns that at & until the Ensealing 



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^5^ h of these Presents I am the true sole & lawful 
8 J? & Owner of the before granted & bargained Prem- 
< p H isses w th their Appurtenances & am lawfully seiz- 
EL g S ed of the same in mine own proper Right as a 
good pfect & absolute Estate of Inheritance in 
Fee simple having in my self good Right full 
gf §• S. Power & lawful Authority to bargain & sell the 
°g g & same in Manner as aboves d And that the s d Zach- 
eus Trafton his Heirs & Assigns shall & may from 
Time to Time & at all Times for ever hereafter 
by Force & Virtue of these Presents lawfully 
v n peaceably & quietly have hold use occupy possess 
o g g & enjoy the same free & clear & freely & clearly 
7 » g. exonerated acquitted & discharged of all former 
; ' 2 & other » Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Leases 



r* n> 



£. 5" 



^ ^,^„„ v^~*.^ — & " ~ — - 

Mortgages Wills Intails Jointures Dowries Judg- 
S ments Executions Incumbrances & Extents — Fur- 



. i thermore I the s d Obadiah Beall for me my Heirs 
Exec ra & Admin* 8 do hereby covenant promise & grant the 



Book XII, Fol. 33. 

forementioned Lands & Appurtenances to the s d Zacheus 
Trafton his Heirs & Assigns against the lawful Claims & 
Demands of all Persons whatsoever for ever here af ter to 
warrant secure & defend — Provided nevertheless & on Con- 
dition & it is the true Intent & Meaning of Grantor & 
Grantee in these Presents any thing therein to the Contrary 
notwithstanding that if the s d Obadiah Beall his Heirs Exec rs 
& Admin 18 shall well & truly pay unto the before mentioned 
Samuel Came Joseph Moulton & William Leighton at or 
upon the s d Eighteenth of October the s d Sum of ten pounds 
in full Discharge of the s d Bill obligatory so as to save the 
s d Zacheus Trafton his Heirs &c harmless & indemnified 
then this present Deed of Mortgage with every Clause & 
Article therein contained to be void & of none Effect or else 
to [33] Be & remain in full Force & Virtue — In witness 
whereof the s d Obadiah Beall hath hereunto set his Hand & 
Seal this eighteenth Day of October in the Year of our Lord 
One thousand seven hundred & twenty five Annoque Regni 
Regis Georgii Magna Britannia &c Duodecimo 
Signed Sealed & Delivered Obadiah Beall (Seal) 

in Presence of us York ss | May 12 th 172G. 

Joseph Young This Day the abovenamed Oba- 

Joseph Moody diah Beall psonally appeared be- 

fore the Subscriber One of his Maj- 
estys Justices of the Peace for s d Coun- 
ty & acknowledged this foregoing Instru- 
ment to be his free Act & Deed Sam 11 Came 

May : 12 th 1726 A true Copy of the Original Examined 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



1724. Know all Men by these Presents that I Peter Ware 
of York in the County of York Husbandman 
Peter Weare f or & \ n Consideration of a certain Tract of Land 
To delivered to me by my Brother Joseph Ware of 
Jos: Weare s a York with all the Priviledges & appurtenan- 
ces belonging thereunto runneth & bounded as 
followeth viz beginning at the North East Corner of the 
Land which was formerly Cap 1 Abraham Prebles late of 
York deceased & from thence running North &by East thir- 
ty nine Poles or Pearch to a black Birch Stump marked on 
four Sides & from s d Stump running South West twenty 
nine Poles or Pearch to a Heap of Rocks & from s d Rocks 
running sixteen Poles South to a white Oak Stake marked 
on two Sides & from s d Stake running South West seventy 
six Poles to an Hemlock Stake marked on four Sides And 



Rook XII, Fol. 33. 

from s d Stake West North West sixty Poles to a small red 
Birch & from s d Birch running North East eighty nine Poles 
to the Heap of Rocks aboves d And in Consideration of the 
Land above mentioned to be delivered to me by my Broth- 
er Joseph Ware of York aboves d I do hereby acknowledge 
my self fully paid satisfied & contented for all & every Part 
& Parcik of the Estate of my deceased Father Joseph Ware 
that now doth of Right belong unto me of s d Estate by any 
Way or Means w* soever & I the s d Peter Weare do here- 
by give grant bargain sell aliene enfeoffe quit claim make 
over & convey & confirm unto the aboves d Joseph Ware & 
his Heirs & Assigns for ever To have and to hold & quiet- 
ly & peaceably to possess occupy & enjoy as a sure Estate 
in Fee simple my whole Right Title & Interest I now have 
had or ever ought to have t© any Part of the Estate of my 
aboves d deceas d Father Real or Personal excepting y e the 
Land above mentioned and the Comon Right from & after 
y e this Date & do hereby absolutely exclude my self my 
Heirs Exec 19 & Adminstrat 18 or Assigns — As Witness my 
Hand & Seal this twenty first Day of October in the Year 
of our Lord 1724. 

Signed Sealed & Delivered Peter Waer (.Seal) 

in Presence of us York sc | March, 11, 

Edward Preble 1726 Peter Ware psonal- 

Joseph Say word ly appeared before, me the 

Benj a Wright Subscriber & acknowledged 

this Instrument to be his free Act 
&Deed 

Before me Sam 11 Came Jus. Peac 
May : 13, 1726. A true Copy of the Original examined 

by Jos : Moody Reg 1 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come John 
Tompson of the Town of Kittery in the Coun- 
Jnu Tomson ty of York in New England Yeoman sendeth 
To Greeting Know ye That the s d John TOinpson 

Wm Brooks f or & i n Consideration of the Sum of eighteen 
Pounds to him in Hand before the Ensealing 
& Delivery hereof well & truly paid by William Brookes of 
the same Place Husbandman : The Receipt whereof to full 
Satisfaction the 3 d ** John Tompson doth hereby acknow- 
ledge : And thereof & of every Partr & Parcel thereof do 
exonerate acquit & discharge the s d William Brookes his 
Exec rs Admin rs & Assigns for ever by these Presents have 
given granted bargained & sold aliened convey & confirmed 



Book XII, Fol. 33. 

And by these Presents do freely fully clearly & absolutely 
give grant bargain sell aliene enfeoffe convey & confirm un- 
to him the s d William Brookes his Heirs & Assigns for ever 
three Acres of Land situate lying & being within the Town 
of Kittery afores d near a Place called Simonses Marsh be- 
ing butted & bounded as followeth viz* on the South West 
by Land that was formerly the Widow Nelsons on the North 
West by the Land of Joseph Hill : and on the South East 
by the Land of John Staple the s d Three Acres of Land to 
take the full Breadth between the Lands of the s d John Staple 
& Joseph Hill : And from the Land of the Widow Nelson 
afores d between the s d Hills & Staples Land the full Breadth 
y 1 of until the s d three Acres are fully made up : It being 
three Acres of Land Part of six Acres that was laid out to 
the s d Tompson by Daniel Emery Surveyer for Kittery 
March the thirteenth 1707 | 8 as by s d Return will fully ap- 
pear together also with all the Priviledges & Appurtenances 
to the same Land belonging or in any wise appertaining To 
have and to hold the s d three Acres of Land with all & sin- 
gular the Priviledges and appurtenances thereunto belong- 
ing or in anywise appertaining unto him the s d William 
Brooks his Heirs & Assigns for ever : To his & their own 
proper Use & Uses from henceforth & for ever lawfully 
peaceably & quietly to have hold use occupy possess & en- 
joy from hence forth & for ever : And the s d John Tomp- 
som for himself his Heirs Exec rs & Admin rs do covenant & 
agree to & with the s d William Brooks his Heirs Exec 18 & 
Admin rs , That at the Time of the Sale hereof he hath good 
Right full Power & lawful Authority to grant bargain & sell 
all the before granted & bargained Premisses in Manner as 
afore 8d & the same will warrant & defend against all persons 
whatsoever claiming or to claim any lawful Title thereunto 
by from or under him his Heirs Exec 18 or Admin 18 or any of 
them In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand & 
Seal this seventeenth Day June in the year of our Lord one 
thousand seven hundred & twenty five 1725 
Sealed & Delivered after the Obliterations 
& the words [North West] were inter- 
lined in the sixteenth Line John Tompson (seal) 
of the other Side York sc | John 
In Presence of us Tompson above- 
Daniel Fogg Jun 1 named psonally appear- 

___, , . her T ., . ing acknowledged the fore- 

LhsabetliX Libbey going Instrument in Writing 

to be his voluntary Act & Deed 
Cor 1 " Jos : Hamond J. Pac 8 



Book XII, Fol. 34. 

May 31, 1726. A true Copy of the Original Examined 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



[34] To all People to whom these Presents shall come 
Know ye that we John Holmes & Mary 
j no & Mary Holmes Holmes both of Berwick in the County 
To of York within his Majesty's Province of 

Step" Hardison the Massachusetts Bay in New England 

• for & in Consideration of the Sum of 
eighteen Pounds of Currant Money of the s d Province to us 
in Hand paid by Stephen Hardison of Berwick afores d have 
given granted bargained sold aliened conveyed & confirmed 
unto the s d Stephen Hardison his Heirs & Assigns for ever 
a Parcel of Land lying in Berwick afores d containing twelve 
Acres be it more or less bounded as followeth Beginning 
at s d Hardisons own Land running South East sixty four 
Poles by Cap* Samuel Plaisted's Land then North East thir- 
ty one Poles by the Mast Way then North West to s d Har- 
disons Land To have and to hold the s d granted & bargained 
Premisses with all the Appurtenances & Priviledges there- 
unto belonging or in any wise appertaining to him the s d 
Stephen Hardison his Heirs & Assigns for ever — And We 
the s d John Holmes & Mary Holmes for us our Heirs Exec rs 
and Admin rs do covenant & promise unto the s d Stephen 
Hardison his Heirs & Assigns that before the Ensealing here- 
of we are the true & lawful Owners of the above bargained 
Premisses And that the said Stephen Hardison his Heirs & 
Assigns shall & may from Time to Time & at all Times for 
ever hereafter by Force & Virtue of these Presents lawfully 
peaceably & quietly have hold use possess & enjoy the s d de- 
mised & bargained Premisses free & clear of all former Bar- 
gains Sales Leases Mortgages or any Incumbrances whatso- 
ever — Furthermore We the said John Holmes & Mary 
Holmes for our selves our Heirs Exec ls & Admin™ do cove- 
nant & engage the above demised Premisses to him the s d 
Stephen Hardison his Heirs & Assigns against the lawful 
Claims or Demands of any Person or Persons whatsoever 
for ever hereafter to warrant secure & defend — In Witness 
whereof we the s d John Holmes & Mary Holmes have here- 
unto set our Hands and seals this seventh Day of April in 
the sixth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George 
by the Grace of God of Great Britain France & Ireland 
King — In the Year of our Lord seventeen hundred & twenty 



Book XII, Fol. 34. 
Signed Sealed & Delivered 



John Holmes (seal) 

in Presence of us The word ^l in- her 

Moses Buttler Land and Iter Mary C^ Holmes (Seal) 
Humphry Chadbourne the 'lined mark 

word the J Berwick x br 13 th 1725 

set down before signing John Holmes & Mary 
his Wife psonally appear- 
ing acknowledged the above 
written Instrument to be their 
Act & Deed Sam 11 Plaisted Jus P s 
June 14 th 1726. A true Copy of the Original Examined 

by Jos : Moody Reg 1 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing know ye that I Joseph Wilson of Kit- 
Jos Wilson tery in the County of York in the Province 
To of the Massachusetts Bay in New England 
JSamii Skiilen House-Carpenter for & in Consideration of 
the Sum of fifteen Pounds in currant Money 
in New England or the Value thereof to me in Hand well 
& truly paid before The Ensealing hereof by Samuel Skii- 
len of the same Place Shipwright the' Receipt whereof I do 
hereby acknowledge & my self therewith fully satisfied con- 
tented & paid and of every Part & Parcel thereof do exoner- 
ate acquit & fully discharge the s d Samuel Skiilen his Heirs 
Exec rs & Adm rs for ever by these Presents have given granted 
bargained & sold & do by these Presents give grant bargain & 
confirm unto the s d Samuel Skiilen his Heirs & Assigns for 
ever a certain Tract or Parcel of Land situate lying & being 
in the Township of Kittery afores d on the Eastern Side of 
the River commonly called & known by the Name of Spruce 
Creek containing by Estimation five Acres butted & bound- 
ed by John Chapmans Land North East & by East sixty 
four Poles & is in Breadth twelves Poles & an half North 
West which Land was sold by Benjamin Hutchins to one 
Thomas Hutchins & by the s d Thomas Hutchins to Joseph 
Wilson as by their Deeds given under their Hands may 
more at large appear together with all Timber Wood & Un- 
derwood standing or lying on the s d Land with all the Priv- 
iledges Appurtenances & Advantages thereunto belonging 
or in any wise appertaining To have and to hold all the s d 
five Acres of Land to the only Use & Behoof of him the s d 
Samuel Skiilen his Heirs & Assigns for ever — Furthermore 
I the s d Joseph Wilson do for my self my Heirs or Assigns 



Book XII, Fol. 35. 

covenant to & with the s d Samuel Skillen his Heirs Exec 1 * 8 
Admin rs & Assigns that y e Premisses are free from all In- 
cumbrances whatsoever & that I am the true & proper Own- 
er thereof at the Time of the Sealing hereof, And that I 
have within my self full Power & lawful Authority to give 
& dispose of the same, And that it may be lawful for the s d 
Samuel Skillen to take up occupy & possess the same & 
every Part thereof to his own proper Use & Behoof for ever 
& the Peaceable & quiet Possession thereof to warrant & de- 
fend ag l all Persons whatsoever laying Claim thereunto, the 
Kings most excellent Majesty only excepted — In witness 
whereof I hereunto set my Hand & Seal this sixth Day 
of June 1726 Anno Domini One Thousand seven hundred 
twenty & five Annoque Regni Regis Georgii Magna Britan- 
nia &c Duodecimo Joseph Willson (Seal) 
Signed Sealed & Delivered Kittery June y e 6. 1726. 
in Presence of us Then Joseph Wilson pson- 
Gowin Wilson ally appeared before me one of 
Abraham Ayers his Majesty's Justices of the Peace 
Joseph Weekes for the County of York & acknowl- 
edged this Instrument to be his free Act 
& Deed W^ m Pepperrell 
June 14 th 1726. A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing &c Know ye that I Robert Cutt of Kittery 
Robt Cutt j n the County of York in the Province of the 

To Massachusetts Bay in New England Ship 

Francis Smart wr ight for & in Consideration of the Sum of 
sixty pounds in good Bills of Credit on the 
afores d Province to me in Hand before the Ensealing hereof 
well & truly paid by Frances Smart of the same Place Hus- 
bandman the Receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge & 
my self therewith fully satisfied & Contented & thereof & 
of every Part thereof do exonerate acquit & discharge the s d 
Frances Smart his Heirs Exec rs & Admin 18 for ever by these 
Presents have given granted bargained [35] Sold aliened 
conveyed & confirmed & by these Presents do freely full & 
absolutely give grant bargain sell aliene convey & confirm 
unto him the s d Framces Smart his Heirs & Assigns for ever 
a certain Tract or Parcel of Land situate lying & being in 
the Township of Kitten^ on the Eastern Side of the River 
called Spruce Creek & near to the Place commonly called & 
known by the Name of the Ashen Swamp, the s d Land con- 



Book XII, Fol. 35. 

taining by Estimation twenty Acres butted & bounded as f ol- 
loweth (that is to say) beginning at the South End at a 
Birch Stump, at the Head of Philip Carpenter deceas d his 
Land, & from thence running North East by the Town Com- 
ons Road allowing one half of a Rod for the s d Road) one 
hundred Poles to an Hemlock Tree & from thence South East 
to a small Hemlock Tree twenty six Poles & an half & from 
thence to a small Beech Tree South West one hundred & 
forty Poles & from thence to the aboves a Birch Stump where 
the Bounds first began together with all the Wood Trees 
Timber & Water Courses on & belonging to the s d Land To 
have and to hold the s d granted & bargained Premisses with 
all the Appurtenances Priviledges & Comodities to the same 
belonging or in any wise appertaining to him the s d Frances 
Smart his Heirs & Assigns for ever. To his & their only 
proper Use Benefit & Behoof for ever And I the s d Robert 
Cutt for me my Heirs Exec 18 & Admin 18 do covenant prom- 
ise & grant to & with the s d Frances Smart his Heirs & As- 
signs that before the Ensealing hereof I am the true sole & 
lawful Owner of the above bargained Premisses & am law- 
fully seized & possessed of the same in mine own proper 
Right as a good perfect & absolute Estate of Inheritance in 
Fee simple & have in my self good Right full Power & law- 
ful Authority to grant bargain sell convey & confirm y e s d 
bargained Premisses in Manner as abovcs d And that the s d 
Frances Smart his Heirs & Assigns shall & may from Time 
to Time & at all Times for ever hereafter by Force & Vir- 
tue of these Presents lawf ully & quietly have hold use occu- 
py possess & enjoy the s d demised & Bargained Premisses 
with the Appurtenances free & clear & freely & clearly ac- 
quitted & discharged of from all & all Manner of former or 
other Gifts Grants Sales Mortgages Wills Joyntures Dow- 
ries Judgments & Incumbrances whatsoever made done or 
suffered to be done by me the s d Robert Cutt — further- 
more I the s d Robert Cutt for my self my Heirs Exec 18 & 
Admin 18 do covenant & engage the above demised Premisses 
to him the s d Francis Smart his Heirs & Assigns against the 
lawful Claims & Demands of any Person or Persons whatso- 
ever from by or under me for ever hereafter to warrant & 
defend. And if any Person or Persons whatsoever should 
hereafter lawfully dispossess the s d Frances Smart his Heirs 
or Assigns of the above demised & sold Premises that then 
I the s d Robert Cutt for my self my Heirs Exec rs & Admin rS 
do covenant & promise to refund or pay back unto the s d 
Frances Smart his Heirs Exec 1 ' 8 Admin 18 or assigns the 
aboves d Sum of sixty Pounds And Dorcas the Wife of me 



Book XII, Fol. 35. 

the s d Robert Cutt doth by these Presents freely yield up & 
surrender all her Right of Dower & power of Thirds of in & 
unto the above demised Premisses unto him the s d Frances 
Smart his Heirs & Assigns — In Witness whereof we have 
hereunto set our Hands & Seals this tenth Day of February 
Anno Domini One thousand seven hundred twenty & four 
five Annoq r R* R is Georgii Magna Britannia &c Undecimo 
Signed Sealed & delivered Robert Cutt (Seal) 

in .the Presence of us Dorcas Cutt (Seal) 

W m Whipple York sc | March 28 th 1726. This 

John Leppington Day the above named Robert Cutt 
psonally appearing before the Subscrib- 
er one of his Maj tys Justices of y e Peace for 
s d County & acknowledged the above Instrum* 
to be his free Act & Deed W m Pepperell Jun 1 ' 
June 22 d 1726. A true Copy of the Original Examined 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



Know all Men by these Presents that I James Emery 

sen 1 of Berwick in the County of York & 

James Emery within his Majesties Province of the Massa- 

To his Son chusetts Bay in New England House Carpen- 

James ter for & in the Consideration of the Sum of 

ten Pounds currant Money in New England 
to me in Hand well and truly paid to my full Content and 
& Satisfaction by my Son James Emery of the Town Coun- 
ty & Province afores d Husbandman & do acquit y e s d James 
Emery my Son his Heirs Exec lS Admin rs & Assigns for ever 
of every Part & Parcel thereof by these Presents have giv- 
en granted bargained & sold aliened assigned set over & 
confirmed & by these Presents as afores d do fully freely 
clearly & absolutely give grant bargain set over aliene as- 
sign & confirm unto my Son James Emery & to his Heirs 
& Assigns forever two Acres of Land be the same more or 
less situate lying & being in the Township of s d Berwick 
And is Part of my Homestead & is bounded by a certain 
Brook South Eastwardly Westerly on Land of M r Nathan 
Lord sen 1 or however otherwise bounded or reputed to be 
bounded together with all & and singular the Ways Profits 
Priviledges Rights Commodities & Appurtenances and what- 
soever thereunto belongeth or is by any manner of Way or 
Means appertaining to the Premisses To have and to hold 
the s d two Acres of Land & all the other above granted & 
bargained Premisses with their Appurtenances unto him 
the s d James Emery my Son & to his Heirs & Assigns & to 



Book XII, Fol. 35. 

his & their own only Use Benefit & Behoof for ever And 
from hence forth & for ever hereafter he the s d James 
Emery his Heirs Exec rs Admin 18 & Assigns shall & may 
lawfully peaceably & quietly have hold use occupy possess 
& enjoy all the above granted & bargained Premisses with- 
out the Let Hindrance Interruption Molestation or Denial 
of me the s d James Emery or my Heirs Exee rs or Admin™ 
or any other Person from by or under me or their Procure- 
ment And further I the s d James Emery my Heirs Exec r8 
Admin rs shall & will from hence forth & for ever here- 
after warrant & Defend all the above granted & bargained 
Premisses with their Appurtenances unto my s d Son James 
Emery & to his Heirs & Assigns for ever against the lawful 
Claims & Demands of all & every Person or Persons what- 
soever — In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand 
& Seal & Elisabeth my Wife in Testimony of her relin- 
quishing her Rights of Thirds of Dowry unto the above 
granted & bargained Premisses June the ninth Anno Domi- 
ni One thousand seven hundred & twenty two & in the 
eighth Year- of his Majesty King George his Reign over 
Great Britain &c James Emery (Seal) 

Signed Sealed & Delivered (Seal) 

in Presence of York sc Aug 1 22 d 1724. 

Walter Abbot James Emery above nam- 

Abgell Abbett ed acknowledged the within 

written Instrument to be his free 
Act & Deed 

before Charles ffrost J-Peace 

May. 11. 1726 N° 7 A true Copy of the Original Ex- 
amined __ by Jos : Moody Reg 1 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greets 
ing &c Know ye That I Samuel Spinney of 
Samii spinney Kittery in the County of York in the Prov- 
To his Son i nce f the Massachusetts Bay in New Eng- 

James Spinney i an d Yeoman for & in Consideration of the 
Sum of forty eight Pounds in currant Mon- 
ey of the afores d Province to me in Hand paid before the 
Ensealing hereof by my Son James Spinney of the same 
Place Cordiner the Receipt whereof I do hereby acknowl- 
edge & my self therewith fully satisfied & contented And 
thereof & of every Part & Parcel thereof do exonerate ac- 
quit & discharge the s d James Spinney his Heirs Exec rS & 
Admin™ for ever by these Presents have given granted bar- 
gained sold aliened conveyed & confirmed And by these 



Book XII, Fol. 36r 

Presents do fully [36] Freely & absolutely give grant bar- 
gain sell aliene convey & confirm unto him my s d Son James 
Spinney his Heirs & Assigns for ever a certain Tract or Par- 
cel of Land situate lying & being in the Township of Kit- 
tery afores d containing by Estimation nine Acres & an half 
butted & bounded as followeth Beginning at the South East 
Corner of the Land I formerly sold him my said Son James 
Spinney as more at Large may appear by a Deed or Instru- 
ment under my Hand & Seal bearing Date the twenty sixth 
Day of March 1723. And so to run from s d Corner twenty 
eight Poles upon a South Line then to run West & by South 
forty seven Poles to the South East Corner of John Spin- 
neys Land at the -Eastern End of his Land Then running 
twenty six Poles by the Eastern End of the s d John Spin- 
ney's Land to the Land of John Dennett & is bounded on 
y e North Side in Part with the Land of s d Dennet & also 
with the Land I formerly sold to my s d Son James Spinney 
as aboves d Together with all the Appurtenances belonging 
to the s d Land To have & to hold the s d granted & bargain- 
ed Premisses with all the Appurtenances & Priviledges 
Eights & Cofnodities to the same belonging or in any wise 
appertaining to him the s d James Spinney his Heirs & As- 
signs for ever To his & their only proper Use Benefit & Be- 
hoof for ever And I the s d Samuel Spinney for me my Heirs 
Exec rs & Admin 1 * 8 do covenant promise & grant to & with 
my s d Son James Spinney his Heirs & Assigns that before 
the Ensealing hereof I am the true sole & lawful Owner of 
the above bargained Premisses & am lawfully seized & pos- 
sessed of the same in mine own proper Eight as a good 
pfect & absolute Estate of Inheritance in Fee simple & have 
in my self good Eight full PoWer & lawful Authority to 
grant bargain sell and confirm the s d bargained Premisses 
with the Appurtenances in Manner as aboves d & that my s d 
Son James Spinney his Heirs & Assigns shall & may from 
Time to Time & at all Times for ever hereafter by Force & 
Virtue of these Presents lawfully & quietly have hold use 
occupy possess & enjoy the s d demised & bargained Pre- 
misses " with' the Appurtenances free & clear & freely & 
clearly acquitted exonerated & discharged of from all & all 
Manner of former or other Gifts Grants Bargain Sales 
Leases Mortgages WiWs Entails Joyntures Dowries Judg- 
ments Executions Incumbrances Extents whatsoever Furth- 
ermore I the s d Samuel Spinney for myself my Heirs Exec 1 * 8 
& Admin 18 clo covenant & engage the above demised Premis- 
ses to him the s d James Spinney his Heirs & Assigns against 
the lawful Claims or Demands of any pson or Persons 

Book XII, q 



Book XII, Fol. 36. 

whatsoever for ever hereafter to warrant secure & defend 
And Margaret Spinney the Wife of me the s d Samuel Spin- 
ney doth by these Presents willingly give yield up & sur- 
render all her Right of Dowry & Power of Thirds of in & 
unto the above demised Premisses unto him the s d James 
Spinney his Heirs & Assigns for ever In Witness whereof 
I the s d Samuel Spinney & Margaret my Wife have hereunto 
set our Hands & Seals this twenty eighth Day of March 
Anno Domini One thousand seven hundred & twenty six & 
in the twelfth Year of his present Majcstys Reign 
Signed Sealed & Delivered Samel Spinney (seal) 

in psence of us her 

Nathan eal Fernald Margret%^f Spinney (Seal) 

Tobias Fernald Jun r mark 



John Dennet Juh r 



June 22 d 1726, 



York sc April y e 5 th 1726. 
Samuel Spinney & Margaret 
his Wife abovenamed psonally 
appearing acknowledged the above 
Instrument in Writing to be their vol- 
untary Act & Deed 

Cor Jos: Haniond J. Pac 8 
A true Copy of the Original Examined 
by Jos: Moody Reg r 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing &c Know ye That I John Spinney Sen r 
Jno Spinney of Kittery in the County of York in the Prov- 
To his Bro: i nce f the Massachusetts Bay in New Eng- 
James Spinney i an d Weaver for & in Consideration of the 
Sum of Sixty Pounds in Currant Money of 
the afores d Province to me in Hand paid before the Enseal- 
ing hereof by my Brother James Spinney of the same Place 
Cordincr the Receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge & 
my self therewith fully satisfied & contented & thereof & of 
every Part & Parcel thereof do exonerate acquit & discharge 
the s d Samuel Spinney his Heirs Exec 18 & Admin" for ever 
by these Presents have given granted bargained sold aliened 
conveyed & confirmed And by these Presents do fully free- 
ly & absolutely give grant bargain sell aliens convey & eon- 
firm unto him my s d Brother James Spinney his Heirs & 
Assigns for ever a certain Tract or Parcel of Land situate 
lying & being in the Township of Kittery afores d contain- 
ing by Estimation ten Acres & is a Part of that Tract of 



Book XII, Fol. 37. 

Land I purchased of my Father Jeremiah Spinney as ap- 
peareth by a Deed or Instrument under his Hand & Seal 
bearing Date the fifth Day of March in the Year of our Lord 
1721/2 & It is butted & bounded as followeth beginning at 
the Eastern End of my s d Land & so to run Westward the 
whole Breadth of y e aboves d Lott fifty nine Poles & an Half 
to an old Fence & is bounded on the Northern Side by the 
Land of John Dennet & on the & on the Southern Side with 
the Land of my Father Samuel Spinney & so to run from s d 
Fence one Pole in Breadth between the Land of the above 
said John Dennet & my own Land whereon I now dwell to 
the Highway y* runs across my s d Land I the s d John Spin- 
ney reserving to my self & my Heirs for ever a Liberty to 
drive Creatures or to hale backward or forward as I shall have 
Occasion in the Bod of Land above mentioned To have and 
to hold the s d granted & bargained Premisses with all the 
Appurtenances & Priviledges Bights & Comodities to the 
same belonging or in any wise appertaining to him the s d 
James Spinney his Heirs & Assigns for ever To his & their 
only proper Use Benefit & Behoof for ever And I the s d 
John Spinney for me my Heirs Exec 18 & Admin rs do cove- 
nant promise & grant to & with my s d Brother James Spin- 
ney his Heirs & Assigns y* before the Ensealing hereof I 
am the true sole & lawful Owner of the above bargained 
Premisses & am lawfully seized & possessed of the same in 
mine own proper Right as a good pfect & absolute Estate of 
Inheritance in Fee simple And have in my self good Right 
full Power & lawful Authority to grant bargain sell & con- 
firm the s d bargained Premisses with the Appurtenances in 
Manner as aboves d And that my s d Brother James Spinney 
his Heirs & Assigns shall & may from Time to Time & at 
all Times for ever hereafter by Force & Virtue of these 
Presents lawfully & quietly have hold use occupy possess & 
enjoy the s d demised & bargained Premisses with the Ap- 
purtenances free and clear freely & clearly acquitted exon- 
erated & discharged of from all & all Manner of former or 
other Gifts Grants bargains Sales Leases Mortgages Wills 
Entails Joyntures Dowries Judgments Executions Incum- 
brances & Extents whatsoever Furthermore I the s d John 
Spinney for my self my Heirs Exec rs & admin 18 do cove- 
nant & engage the above demised Premisses to him the s d 
James Spinney his -Heirs & Assigns against the lawful 
Claims or Demands of any Person or Persons whatsoever 
for ever hereafter to warrant secure & defend. And Pa- 
tience Spinney the Wife of me the s d John Spinney doth by 
these Present willingly give yield up & surrender [37] 



Book XII, Fol. 37. 

all her Right of Dowry & Power of Thirds of in & unto the 

above demised Premisses unto him the s d James Spinney his 

Heirs & Assigns for ever In Witness whereof I thes d John 

Spinney & Patience my Wife have hereunto set our Hands 

& Seals this fifth Day of April Anno Domini One thousand 

seven hundred & twenty six And in the twelfth Year of 

Majesty's Reign his 

Signed Sealed & Delivered T , A-rfr** 
*? ^ , John,,. I ■^Spinney (Seal) 

in Presence of us J J . v ' 

Nathaneal Ferneld _J— 

Tobias Ferneld Jun r mar L r 

John Dennet Jun r Patience T\] Spinney (Seal) 

mark 

York ss | April 5 th 1726. John Spinney 
& Patience his Wife abovenamed psonally 
appearing acknoAvledged the above Instrument 
in Writing to be their voluntary Act & Deed 

Cor Jos : Hamond J. Pac 8 
June 22 cl 1726 A true Copy of Original Examined 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 

To all People unto whom this Deed of Gift shall come 

Eliphal Stretton of Boston in the Coun- 

Eliphal stretton t y of Suffolk within his Majestys Pro- 

. To her Daughters v ince of the Massachusetts Bay in New 
Annie Atkins England Widow only surviving Daugh- 

• Bridget Ladd ter & Child of Bridget Phillips late of s d 

& Boston Widow deceased & also surviving 

Katn Liron Executor of her last Will & Testament 

bearing Date Sept r 29 th 1696 sendeth 
Greeting Know ye that I the s d Eliphal Stretton for & in 
Consideration of the natural Love good Will & Affection 
which I have for & bear unto my three Daughters Anne At- 
kins & Bridget Ladd both of Boston afores d Widows, & 
Katharine Liron (now Wife of Lewis Lyron of Milford in 
the Colony of Connecticut Merchant) And for divers other 
good Causes & Considerations me thereunto moving have 
given granted enfeoffed & confirmed & by these Presents 
do give grant cnfeoffe & confirm unto the s cl Anne Atkins 
Bridget Ladd & Katharine Liron (in equal Thirds) & to 
their Heirs & Assigns for ever. One Quarter or fourth Part of 
all that certain Tract or Parcel of Land situate lying & be- 
ing in the County of York & Province afores d bought of 
Fluellin Sumlimus an Indian bounded & described in his 
Deed for the same bearing Date March 30 th 1661. Three 



Book XII, Fol. 37. 

quarter Parts of which Tract of Land my s d Mother Bridget 
Phillips in & by her Will made subject to the Payment of 
the just Debts of her late Husband William Phillips deceas d 
But no Debts being ever Demanded or appearing due from 
him ; the Quarter Part of the s d Tract of Land hereby giv- 
en by Virtue of the s d Will belongs to & was thereby given 
to me, Only there is a conditional Reservation of one thou- 
sand Acres out of the s d Land to my Son William Stretton 
as will appear by the s d Will And all my Share & Part of & 
in the Land bought of Sabbacco man an Indian & given me 
by my s d Mother in & by the s d Will — And also one thou- 
sand Acres of Land (being Part of a Tract of Land of eight 
Miles Square intended to be laid out for a Township) lying 
in the County of York formerly known by the Province of 
Mayne (alias Yorkshire) which was purchased by my Fath- 
er in LaAV Major William Phillips late of Saco in the Prov- 
ince afores d of Fluellin formerly the true Indian Proprietor 
of the s d Tract of Land lying on the Western Side of Ken- 
nebunk River, & Eight Miles from the Sea adjoyning to the 
Inland Head of the Township of Wells Which one thousand 
Acres thereof was given to me the s d Eliphal Stretton by 
the s d William Phillips; as by his Deed for the same bear- 
ing Date the fifteenth Day of June Anno Domini 1676 will 
appear in which Deed he the s d William Phillips hath also 
given & sold to sundry other Persons therein named near 
one half of the s d eight Miles square of Land And also all 
my Right Title & Interest of & in One thousand Acres more 
of the s d Land which was given in & by the same Deed to 
my Brother Elisha Sanford deceas d without Issue & also of 
& in any other Part thereof by Right of Survivorship ; & of 
& in any other Tracts or Parcels of Land in the Province 
afores d which I have, or may lawfully claim by Virtue of 
the s d Deed of Gift & Will ; or by any other Ways or 
Means whatsoever Together with all Trees Woods Under- 
woods Fences Mines Minerals Water Water Courses Emolu- 
ments Passages Ways Members & Appur Ces to the s d given 
& granted Lands & Premisses belonging or in any wise ap- 
pertaining And the Reversions & Remainders thereof To 
have & to hold the s d given & granted or meant mentioned 
or intended to be given & granted Lands & Premisses with 
their Appurtenances & every Part thereof unto the s d Anne 
Atkins Bridget LadcL and Katharine Liron & to their several 
Heirs & Assigns for ever in equal Thirds as afores d . freely 
& peaceably without any Manner of Condition Redemption 
or Revocation in any wise subject nevertheless to the Reser- 
vation of one thousand Acres according to the meaning of 



Book XII, Fol. 38. 

the Testator — And I the s d Eliphal Stretton do hereby cov- 
enant & grant for me my Heirs Exec rs & Admin' 8 to & with 
y e s d Anne Atkins Bridget Ladd & Katharine Liron their 
Heirs & Assigns to Warrant & defend all the above given <& 
granted Lands & Premisses unto them for ever in aqual 
Thirds against the lawful Claims of any other Persons 
whomsoever the same being free & clear of & from all for- 
mer Gifts Grants & Incumbrances whatsoever by me suffer- 
ed made or done whereby to alter change defeat or make 
void the same — In Witness whereof I the s d Eliphal Stret- 
ton have hereunto put my Hand & Seal this eleventh Day 
of August Anno Domini One thousand seven hundred & 
eighteen & in the fifth Year of the Reign of King George 
Signed Sealed & Delivered Eliphll Stretton (Seal) 

in Presence of us Suffolk sc | Boston 

Jona Pollard August 12 th 1718 M rs 

Chris Kilby Eliphal Stretton acknowl- 

edged the aforewritten Instru- 
ment to be her free Act & Deed 
Before me Samuel Lynde Justice of Peace 
June 24 th 1726. A true Copy of the Original Examined 

by Jos : Moody Reg 1 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing Know ye that We Ebenezer Emons late 
Ebenr Emones f Kittery in the County of York in his Maj ts 
To Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New 

W m Haines England now of Arundel in s d County of 
York Tailour & Mary my Wife for & in Con- 
sideration of the Sum of thirty Pounds currant Money of 
New England to us in Hand before the Ensealing- of these 
Presents well & truly paid by William Haines of New Cas- 
tle in New Hamp r Gunsmith the Receipt whereof we do here- 
by acknowledge & our selves therewith fully satisfied con- 
tented & paid & thereof & of every Part ,,<& Parcel thereof do 
acquit exonerate & discharge [38] The s d William Haines 
his Heirs Exec 18 & Admin rS for ever by these Presents have 
given granted bargained sold aliened conveyed & confirmed 
& by these Presents do freely fully & absolutely give grant 
bargain sell aliene convey & confirm unto the s d William 
Haines his Hairs & Assigns for ever one Messuage or Tract 
of Land situate lying & -being in the Town of Kittery with 
a Tenement thereon w ch Land was given to us the s d Ebenez 1 
& Mary Emons by our Brother Thomas Huffe of Kittery 
afores d Mariner as by Deed of Gift under the Hand & Seal 



Book XII, Fol. 38. 

of the s d Thomas Iluffe bearing Date the fifth Day of July 
Anno Domini One thousand seven hundred & twelve may 
appear containing one Acre & an Ilalfe butted & bounded 
by Joseph Crocket on the West Side & the South Corner 
Easting by the s d Huffes Land & eight Rod wide by the Water 
Side & so to run back towards Willsons Mill-Pond until the 
Acre & half is accomplished with all the Wood and Timber 
Stones Water & Water Courses belonging to the s d Land 
To have and to hold the s d granted & bargained Premisses 
with the Profits Priviledges & Comodities to the same be- 
longing or in anywise appertaining to him the s d William 
Haines his Heirs & Assigns for ever to his & their only 
proper Use Benefit & Behoof for ever And We the s d Eben- 
ezer & Mary Emones do hereby covenant promise & grant to 
o fc'a .& with the s d William Haines his Heirs & As- 
<§■ H c SJ < signs that at the Ensealing & until v e Deliv- 

S. ^ £ ery of these Presents we are the true 

f % & lawful Owners of the above bargained Prem- 
& h-h isses & are lawfully siezed & possessed of the 
» » 1 ** same as a g°°d pfect & absolute Estate of In- 
» <ra a\ heritance in Fee simple & have in our selves 
<? ^ °g hT good Right & lawful Authority to grant bar- 
i •«? 5* g> gain & sell s d bargained Premisses in Manner 
g, § » as afores d & that y e s d William Haines his 
§£ S^ Heirs & Assigns shall & may from Time to 



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B (1 ^ 

^ g 3 -I} Time & at all Times forever hereafter by 
^ 8 § ■ §£ Force & Virtue of these Presents lawfully 
tL p ■ o © 5 peaceably & quiently have hold use occupy pos- 
°^ I ^ | sess & enjoy the fore demised & bargained 
° ^ S* g, Premisses free & clear & clearly acquitted ex- 
nf sSg onerated & discharged of & from all & all Man- 
s 9 J? 5 £ ner of former & other Gifts Grants Bargains 
O -• *S 5: w Sales Leases Mortgages Wills Entails Joyn- 
c[ £L g 2. I tures Dowries Judgments Executions Encum- 
■ § g 1 5 p. -5 brances & Extents Furthermore we the s d Eb- 
fi. 'o % S-1 enezer Emons <fe Mary Emons do hereby cove- 
si "« " § nant agree & engage for our Selves our HerTs 
& b J ^ 3 ~ Exec 18 & Admih rs the before granted & bargain- 
°2 '5. s > p ed Premisses to him the s d William Haines his 
a "■* Heirs & Assigns for ever here after to Warrant 
secure & defend against all Persons whatsoever laying any 
lawful Claim or Demand thereunto In Witness whereof we 
have hereunto set our Hands & Seals y e twenty fourth Day 
of June in the twelfth Year of King Georges Reign Annoq* 
Domini One thousand seven hundred & twenty six 



Book XII, Fol, 38. 

Signed Sealed & Delivered Ebenezer Emons (seal) 

in Presence of us , T mark 

W-Hunking Mary^Emones (seal) 

Humphrey Bearing her 

Thomas Huf York Sc | July 2 d 1726. This Day the 

above Ebenezer Emons psonally appeared 
before me the Subscriber & acknowledged the 
above & within Instrument to be their free Act & 
Deed Cor m W m Pepperrell Jun 1 J. Peace 

July 4 th 1726 A true Copy of the Original Examined 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



To all Christian People to whom these Presents shall come 

Know ye That I Ar Baile of the Town 

Arthur Beal f York in the County of York in the Prov- 
To ince of the Massachusetts Bay in New Eng- 

W m Pepperrell i an( j f or divers good Causes me thereunto 
moving more especially for & in Considera- 
tion of the Sum of a hundred Pounds of good & lawful 
Money of New England to me in Hand well & truly paid & 
before the Ensealing & Delivery of these Presents by Wil- 
liam Pepperrell of Kittery in the County & Province afores d 
Merchant the Receipt whereof I acknowledge & therewith 
fully satisfied contented & paid & thereof & of & from all & 
every Part & Parcel thereof have freely & clearly acquitted 
exonerated & discharged him the s d W m Pepperrell his 
Heirs & Assigns for ever have given granted bargained 
sold aliened enfeoffed made over & confirmed & by these 
Presents do freely clearly & absolutely give grant, bargain 
aliene enfeoff e make over & confirm unto him the said Wil- 
liam Pepperrell his Heirs Exec rs Admin rS & Assigns all that 
my House & Land situate lying & being in the Township of 
York afores d & on the South Side of York River by the 
Harbours Mouth together with all other the Houses Barns 
Outhouses Edifices & Buildings Gardens Orchards Pastures 
& Fences & all my moveables five Cows two Steers & four 
yearling S tears & two Mares & a Horse Coult & a Mare 
Colt & eight Sheep & six Hogs To have & to hold the above 
given & granted Premisses with all & singular the Privi- 
ledges Appurtenances & Coniodities thereunto belonging or 
in any Ways appertaining with all the Woods Underwoods 
Timber Trees Water Water Courses to him the s d William 
Pepperrell his Heirs or Assigns for ever & to their own proper 
Use Benefit & Behoof peaceable & quietly to enjoy the same 
without any Molestation Lett Denial or Hindrance from me 






; 



Book XII, Fol. 38. 

the s d Arter Baile my Heirs Exec rs Admin rs or Assigns or any 
or either of us — Further that I y e s d Arter Baile at & before 
the Ensealing & Delivery of these Presents am the true 
right Owner of the above given & granted Premisses & of 
all & every Part thereof And that all & every Part thereof 
of is free & clear acquitted exonerated & discharged of & 
from all & all Manner of former & other Gifts Grants Bar- 
gains Sales Mortgages Wills Entails Judgments Executions 
Power of Third & all other Incumbrances of what Kind or 
Nature soever & that I have in my self good Right full 
Power & lawful Authority the same to sell & dispose of And 
I the s d Arter Baile my Heirs & Assigns shall & will from 
Time & at all Times hereafter for ever Warrant & defend 
the Title thereof against my self my Heirs Exec 18 Adm 1 ' 8 & 
Assigns & against all other Persons whatsoever claiming 
any Right Title or Interest thereunto from by or under me 
my Heirs or Assigns — And that the s d William Pepperrell 
his Heirs or Assigns shall & may from Time to Time & at 
all Times hereafter use improve occupy possess & enjoy the 
above given & granted Premisses with the Appurtenances 
as their own proper Right by Virtue of these Presents — In 
Witness whereof I the s d Arter Baile have hereunto set my 
Hand & Seal this first Day of December in the Year of our 
Lord One thousand six hundred ninety nine & in the - - - 
leventh Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord William 
the Third by the Grace of God of England Scotland France 
& IreLand King Defend 1 of the Faith &c 
Signed Sealed & Delivered his 

in psence of us Arthur /%: Beale ( Se a al ) 

John Newmarch T ' 

Andrew Pepperrell . ; v j" 8 "* . . , T _, ■. 

Ms . York sc | At an Inferior 

t i. 1 / \r Court of Comon Pleas hold- 

Jobe v lounof , ^ , r , .,, . . ,, 

T & en at York within & for the 

Mark County of York July y e 5 th 1726 

The Rev d M r John Newmarch & M 1 
Job Young psonally appearing & made 
Oath in s d Court that they saw the above 
named Arther Beale Sign Seal & Deliver 
the above written Instrument as his free Act 
& Deed & that they with Cap* Andrew Pepper- 
rell at the same Time sign as Witnesses 

Attest Charles Frost Clerk 
July 7. 1726. A true Copy of the Original Examined 

' by Jos : Moody Reg 1 



Book XII, Fol. 39. 

[39] To all Christian People to whom these Presents 
may come Greeting Know ye that I Sam- 
Samii Penhallow ue l Penhallow of Portsm in the Province 
To of New Hampshire Esq 1 for & in Considera- 
Wm Pepperrell tion of the Sum of fivety four Pounds fiv- 
teen shillings good & currant Money of 
New England to me in Hand paid by William Pepperrell of 
Kittery in the County of York Esq 1 the Receipt whereof I 
do by these Presents acknowledge & that I am fully satisfi- 
ed therewith, & thereof & of every Part thereof do acquit 
exonerate & discharge him the s d William Pepperrell Esq r 
his Heirs Exec 18 & Admin 18 forever by these Presents, have 
given granted remised released, & quit claimed, & by these 
Presents do freely fully & absolutely give grant remise re- 
lease & quit claim to him the s d William Popperrell Esq r all 
the Right Title Interest Property Claim Challenge or De- 
mand which I have by Virtue of one Deed of Mortgage un- 
der the Hand & Seale of Job Averell of York afores d Fish- 
erman bearing Date the fourteenth Day of May Anno Domi- 
ni 1724. & duely executed in the Law unto a certain Tract 
of Land lying & being in the Town of York af ores d which 
is butted & bounded as followeth viz 1 on the Sea fronting 
North East & running back between the Land of Eliakim 
Wardwell on the one Side & y e Land of John Spencer on 
the other Side being Pole in Breadth contain- 
ing one hundred twenty six Acres more or less, And which 
Land was mortgaged to me the s d Samuel Penhallow Esq r 
for security of y e s d Averells Paying to me the Sum of one 
hundred thirty four Pounds conditioned by him the s d Aver- 
ell in one certain Bond bearing Date the fourth Day of May 
1724. to be paid to me by him. To have and to hold the 
Premisses with all the Pfiviledges & Appurtenances thereto 
appertaining or in any wise belonging unto him the s d 
William Pepperell Esq r his Heirs & Assigns for ever So 
that I the s d Samuel Penhallow nor my Heirs Exec 18 Admin rs 
nor Assigns shall at any Time hereafter lay any Claim 
Challenge or Demand to the Premisses with the Appurte- 
nances ,& Priviledges thereto belonging or appertaining or 
to any Part thereof, but from the same are hereby utterly 
barred & excluded for ever by these Presents. And I the 
s d Sam 1 Penhallow for me my Heirs Exec 1 ' 8 & Admin rs do 
covenant bargain & agree with the s d William Pepper- 
rell Esq r his Heirs Exec r8 Admin rs & Assigns that he & 
they shall & may from Time to Time <fc at all Times for 
ever hereafter quietly & peaceably have hold occupy pos- 
sess & enjoy the Premisses with all the Priviledges & Ap- 






Book XII, Fol. 39. 

purtenances without the Lett Hindrance Contradiction or 
Denial of me the s d Sam 1 Penhallow Esq 1 ' or of my Heirs 
Exec rs Admin 18 or Assigns them or any of them or of any 
other Person or Persons whatsoever by from or under me 
In Testimony whereof I have hereto set my Hand & Seal 
the second Day of July in y e 12 th Year of the Reign of our 
Sovereign Lord George of Great Britian &c King Annoque 
Domini 1726 Sam 11 Penhallow (Seal) 

Signed Sealed & D* Province j portem<) 2a Ju] m6 
in presence of us New Hamp r \ J 

Thomas Phipps Sam 1 Penhallow Esq r psonally 

Geo : Jaffrey appeared & acknowledged the above 

Instrument to be his voluntary Act & 
N° 2 Deed Coram Geo : Jaffrey J. Pac 

July, 7. 1726. A true Copy of the Original Examined 

by Jos : Moody Reg 1 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come I Mar- 
tha Lord of the Town of Barwick in the Coun- 
Martba Lord ty of York in his Majesty's Province of the 
To Massachusetts Bay in New England Widow 
W in Lord sendeth greeting Know ye for divers good 
Causes & Considerations me moving hereunto 
& more especially for & in Consideration of that natural 
Love & Affections I bear unto my loving Grandson William 
Lord of the Town afores d Yeoman have given granted alien- 
ed enfeoffed assigned passed over & confirmed & do by these 
Presents for my self my Heirs Exec ls Admin rs & Assigns for- 
ever give grant alienate enf eoff e assign pass over & confirm un- 
to him the afores d William Lord my Grand & to his Heirs 

Exec rs A dmin rs & Assigns for ever a certain Parcel or Tract 
of Land containing Ten Acres lying being & situate in the 
Town of Barwick afores d Taking its Beginning at the South 
& East End of Benjamin Libbeys Land & from thence run* 
ning South East by South thirty two, Poles to the Head 0$ 
Moses Spencer Land then South West by West by s d Land 
<& joyning to it thirty five Poles & an Half & from that Ex- 
tent North West by North fifty eight Poles to the fores d 
Libbeys Land then East by s d Land &.. joyning to it forty 
four Poles to its first Bounds or Station all which ten Acres 
of Land bounded as ^af ores d to have & to hold to him the 
fores d William Lord & to his Heirs Exec rs Admin 1 ' 8 & As- 
signs for ever with all & singular the Appurtenances Priyi- 
ledges & Coniodities thereunto belonging or in any Ways 



Book XII, Fol. 40. 

doth appertain or belong freely & clearly acquitted & dis- 
charged of & from all Manner of former Gifts Grants Bar- 
gainsSales Wills Dowries or any other Incumbrances whatso- 
ever had made done or suffered to be done by me the fores d 
Martha Lord whereby the fores d William Lord or his Heirs 
Exec rs Admin rs or Assigns for ever may be in any Ways 
molested or disturbed in their peaceable & quiet Enjoyment 
or Improvement of the above granted Premisses or any Part 
thereof — And for Confirmation hereof I the afores d Martha 
Lord have hereunto set my Hand & Seal this twenty sixth 
Day of July Anno Domini One thousand seven hundred & 
eighteen & in y e fifth Year of King Georges Reign over 
Great Britain France & Ireland &c 

her 

Signed Sealed & Delivered J^ 

in the Presence of us Martha ^^ Lord (Seal) 

her Mark 

Mary *L Warre "] York sc | April 20. 1720. 

Margret Warren }► Witnesses Martha Lord abovenamed 
James Warren J acknoAvledged the above 

written Instrument to be her 
free Act & Deed 
Before Charles ffrost J Peace 
May 12 th 1726. N° 1. A true Copy of the Original Exam- 
ined by Jos : Moody Reg r 



Know all Men by these Presents that We Nathan Lord 

jun 1 ' & Richard Lord both of Berwick in the 

Nathan & Kich d County of York in the Province of the Mas- 

Lord To sachusetts Bay in New England Labourers 

W™ Lord f or & i n Consideration of the Sum of nine 

Pounds currant Money of the Province 
af ores' 1 to us in Hand well & truly paid by our Brother 
William Lord of the same Town County & Province afores d 
Labourer the Receipt whereof Ave do hereby acknowledge & 
our selves therewith fully satisfied contented & paid have 
given granted bargained & sold aliened assigned enfeoffed 
set over & confirmed & do by these Presents give grant bar- 
gain sell aliene assign enfeoffe set over & confirm unto him 
the s d William Lord his Heirs & Assigns for ever a certain 
Parcel of Marsh or Meadow Land containing [40] Twenty 
Acres situate lying & being in Berwick afores d bounded on 
the little River so called North Westerly & on the other 
three Sides with Comons Land To have and to hold the s d 
twenty Acres Marsh or Meadow Land with all the Rights 



Book XII, Fol. 40. 

Profits Priviledges &' Appurtenances unto the same in any 
wise belonging unto him the s d William Lord his Heirs & 
Assigns for ever & we the s d Nathan & Richard Lords for 
our selves our Heirs Exec 18 & Admin rs do hereby covenant 
to & with the s d William Lord his Heirs & Assigns that at 
the Time of the Ensealing & Delivery hereof we are the 
rightful Owners of the by granted & bargained & bargained 
Premisses & have good Right full Power & lawful Author- 
ity to grant bargain sell & convey the same as afores d & that 
Its clear & free from all former & other Gifts Grants Bar- 
gains Sales Mortgages Judgments Executions & all other 
Incumbrances whatsoever & that it shall & may be lawful to 
& for the s d William Lord his Heirs & Assigns to have 
hold use occupy possess & enjoy the same without any Lett 
Hindrance Molestation or Interuption from us the s d Nathan 
& Richard Lords our Heirs Exec rs or Admin rs & from all 
other Person or Persons whatsoever shall & will warrant ac- 
quit & defend him the s d William Lord his Heirs & Assigns 
for ever in the quiet & peaceable Possession thereof from 
Time to Time & at all Times for ever hereafter — In witness 
whereof we the s d Nathan & Richard Lord have hereunto 
set our Hands & Seals the twenty eight Day December 
1713 Nathan Lord (seal) 

Signed Sealed & Delivered Richard Lord (seal) 

in the Presence of York sc j 8 br 

Joseph Pray J 31. 1717 Nathan 

Love Roberts > Witnesses Lord & Richard Lord 

James Warren ) psonally appearing before 

me the Subscrib 1 One of his 
Majesty's Justices of the Peace 
acknowledged the within written 
Instrument to be their Act & Deed 
Sam 11 Plaisted 
May 12 th 1726. N° 1. A true Copy of the Original Ex- 
amined by Jos : Moody Reg r 



At a legal Town Meeting held at Kittery May 24 th 1699. 
Granted to Joseph Hamond Sen r Ten Acres 
Jos: Hamond f Land to him his Heirs & Assigns for ever 
To his Son .'to |} e ^[^ ou t c l ear f former Grants 
Jos: Hamond . Attest Jos : Hamond Clerk 

A true Copy taken out of Kittery Town Book 
Exam d p Charles ffrost Clerk 

At a legal Town Meeting held at Kittery May y e 10 th 
1703 Granted to Maj r Joseph Hamond a hundred Acres of 



Book XII, Fol. 40. 

Land to him his Heirs & Assigns for ever as 

Attest Jos : Hamond Clerk 
A true Copy taken out of Kittery Town Book Exam d 

p Charles ffrost Clerk 
Know all Men by these Presents that I Joseph Hamond 
of Kittery in the County of York in the Province of the 
Massachusetts Bay in New England Esq r have & do by 
these Presents give grant assign make over & confirm unto 
my Son Joseph Hamond Jun r his Heirs & Assigns for ever 
all my Right Title & Interest to the two Grants above writ- 
ten viz* what remains to be laid out of them my Part being 
twenty one Acres & one eight Part of an Acre as fully to 
improve as I could have done by Virtue of the above recit- 
ed Grants made to my Hon d Father Joseph Hamond Esq r 
deceas d To have & to hold to him the s d Joseph Hamond 
Jun 1 ' his Heirs & Assigns for ever Witness my Hand & Seal 
this 10 th Day of Feb iy 1724 | 5 

Jos : Hamond (Seal) 
w - ( John Addams York sc | July 5 th 1726 

( Thomas Cutt Joseph Hamond Esq r with- 

in named psonally appearing 
acknowledged the Instrument on the 
other Side to be his Act & Deed 

Coram Jos : Hill J. Peace 
July 6. 1726. A true Copy of the Original Examined 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing Know ye that I Samuel Hutchens now of 
Sam: Hutchens Salisbury in the County of Essex in the Prov- 
To ince of the Massachusetts Bay in New Eng- 

Benj: Parker land Yeoman for & in Consideration of the 
Sum of two hundred & fifty Pounds in good 
& currant Money of New England to me in Hand before the 
Ensealing hereof well & truly paid by Benjamin Parker of 
New Castle in the Province of Ncav Hamps 1 in New Eng- 
land Cordwain r the Receipt whereof I do herebj^ acknowl- 
edge & my self therewith fully satisfied & contented & there- 
of do exonerate acquit & discharge the s d Benjamin Parker 
his Heirs Exec r8 Admin 18 for ever by these Presents have 
given granted bargained sold aliened conveyed & confirmed 
& by these Presents do freely fully & absolutely give grant 
bargain sell aliene convey & confirm unto him the s d Benja- 
min Parker his Heirs & Assigns for ever a certain Tract of 



Book XII, Fol. 40. 

Land with a dwelling House & Barn thereon situate lying & 
being in the Town of Kittery in the County of York on the 
East Side of the River of Spruces Creek containing by Esti- 
mation thirty nine Acres butted & bounded as followeth viz 
Beginning at the North West Corner of Jonathan Hutchens 
his Land at the River Side thence East seventy six Pole 
then South eleven Pole then East seventy two Pole then 
South & by East twenty five Pole then North East & by 
East three Quarters East nearest by Samuel Skillins Land 
seventy five Pole then North thirty Pole to the Ministers 
Land then West sixty nine Pole then South ten Pole then 
Westerly to the River of Spruces Creek af ores d then by the 
River fifteen or sixteen Pole to the first Boundary Together 
with all the Priviledges & Appurtenances thereunto belong- 
ing To have & to hold the s d granted & bargained Premisses 
with all the Appurtenances Priviledges & Comodities to 
the same belonging or in any wise appertaining to him the 
s d Benjamin Parker his Heirs & Assigns for ever And to his 
& their only proper Use Benefit & Behoof for ever — And I 
the s d Samuel Hutchens for me my Heirs Exec rs and Ad- 
min 18 do covenant promise & grant to & with the s d Benja- 
min Parker his Heirs Exec r8 Admin 18 & Assigns that before 
the Ensealing & Delivery hereof I am the true sole & law- 
ful Owner of the above bargained Premisses & am lawfully 
seized & possessed of the same in mine own proper Right as 
a good pfect & absolute Estate of Inheritance in Fee simple 
& have in myself good Right full Power & lawful Authority 
to grant bargain sell convey & confirm the s d bargained 
Premisses in Manner as aboves d & that the s d Benjamin 
Parker his Heirs Exec 18 Admin rs & Assigns shall & may 
from Time to Time & at all Times for ever hereafter by 
Force & Virtue of these Presents lawfully peaceably & 
quietly have hold use occupy possess & enjoy the s d demis- 
ed & bargained Premisses with the Appurtenances free & 
clear & freely & clearly acquitted exonerated & discharged 
of and from all & all Manner of former or other Gifts 
Grants Bargains Sales Leases Mortgages Wills Entails Joy- 
ntures Dowries Judgments Executions & Incumbrances 
whatsoever Furthermore I the said Samuel Hutchens for 
my self my Heirs Exec rs & Admin rs do covenant & engage 
the above demised Premisses to him the s d Benjamin Parker 
his Heirs Exec rs Admin rs & Assigns against the lawful 
Claims or Demands of any Person or Persons whatsoever 
forever hereafter to warrant secure & defend — And Hannah 
Hutchens the Wife of me the Samuel Hutchens doth by 
these Presents freely & willingly give yield up & surrender 



Book XII, Fol. 41. 

all her 'Right of Dowry & Power of Thirds of in & unto the 
above demised Premisses unto him the s d Benjamin Parker 
his Heirs & Assigns for ever— In Witness whereof I the s d 
Samuel Hutchens & Hannah my Wife have hereunto set our 
Hands & Seals this fourth Day of June in the tenth Year of 
the Eeign of [41] Our Sovereign Lord George by the 
Graee of God King &c Anno Domini 1724 

Signed Sealed & Delivered Sam 1 ^Hutchins (Seal) 

in the Presence of mark 

Ebenezer Emones her mark 

W m Pepperrell Jun r Hannah Hutchings (Seal) 

York sc | June 5 th 1724. This Day the 
above Samuel Hutchins psonally appeared be- 
fore me the Subscriber one of his Majesty's Jus- 
tices of the Peace for s d County & acknowledged 
the foregoing Instrument to be his free Act & Deed 
James Modear W m Pepperrell 

Sarah Hutchins Essex ss | Salisbury October 

y e 5 th 1724 Then the within nam- 
ed Hannah Hutchings appeared before 
me the Subscriber & acknowledged the with- 
in written Instrument to be her Act & Deed 

W ni Bradbury Justice of y e Peace 
June 22 d 1725 A true Copy of the Original Examined 

by Jos : Moody Reg 



Know all Men by these Presents that I Walter Allen of 
Berwick in the County of York & within his 
Walti Allen Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts Bay 
To in New England Husbandman for & in Con- 

GrincU Knite sideration of the Sum of seven Pounds in 
Passable Money in New England to me in 
Hand well & truly paid at the Ensealing & Delivery of 
these Presents by Grindal Knite of the Town County & 
Province afores d Husbandman the Eeceipt whereof I ac- 
knowledge & therewith own my self fully satisfied content- 
ed & paid & do hereby acquit exonerate & discharge the s d 
Grindal Knite his Heirs Exec rs Adm rS & Assigns of all & 
every Part for ever have given granted bargained sold alien- 
ed assigned set over & confirmed & by these Presents do 
fully freely clearly & absolutely give grant bargain sell 
aliene assign set over & confirm unto the s d Grindal Knite 
his Heirs Exec 1 ' 8 Admin 18 & Assigns for ever a certain Piece 
of low Ground or Meadow Ground situate lying & being in 



Book XII, Fol. 41. 

s d Berwick containing two Acres more or less bounded as 
folio we th beginning at a Stake at the North East Corner of 
Jonathan Stimsons Land & running North by East thirty 
four Poles by s d Grindal Knites own Land then West North 
West five Poles then South West by South twenty five Poles 
to s d Stimsons Land then twenty Poles South East a little 
Easterly to the afores d stake Together with all & singular 
the Ways Profits Priviledges common Rights & other Rights 
Properties Hereditaments & Appurtenances & whatsoever 
thereunto belongeth or is by any manner of Ways or Means 
To have & to hold the s d Piece of Meadow & all other the 
above granted & bargained Premisses with their Appurte- 
nances unto him the Grindal Knite his Heirs Exec rs Admin ls 
and Assigns to his & their own only proper Use Benefit & 
Behoof for ever & I the s d Walter Allen for my self my 
Heirs Exec rs & Admin 18 do covenant promise grant & agree 
to & with the s d Grindal Knite his Heirs Exec rs Admin 1 ' 8 & As- 
signs in Manner & form following that is to say that I the s cl 
Walter Allen am the true sole & lawful & lawful Owner of 
all the above granted & bargained Premisses with their Ap- 
purtenances in a pfect Estate of Inheritance in Fee simple 
without any Manner of Condition Reservation or Limita- 
tion of Use or Uses whatsoever whereby to alter change or 
make void this present Deed of Sale having in my self full 
Power good Right & lawful Authority to give grant bargain 
sell & confirm all the above granted & bargained Premisses 
with their Appurtenances. And the s d Grindal Knite his 
Heirs Fxec ls Admin rs & Assigns shall & may from hence 
forth & for ever hereafter lawfully peaceably & quietly have 
hold use occupy possess & enjoy all the above granted & 
bargained Premisses they being free & clear & clearly ac- 
quitted exonerated & discharged of & from all manner of 
former Gifts Grants bargains Sales Leases Mortgages Titles 
Troubles Thirds Dowries Executions Claims & Demands 
whatsoever And further I the s d Walter Allen & my Heirs 
Exec 18 & Admin rs will & shall from hence forth & for ever 
hereafter warrant & Defend the s d two Acres of Meadow 
Ground unto him the s d Grindal Knite his Heirs Exec 1 ' 8 Ad- 
min 18 & Assigns for ever against the lawful Claims & De- 
mands of of all & every Person whatsoever — In Witness 
whereof I have hereunto set my Hand & Seal & Mary my 
Wife in Testimony, of her Relinquishing of her Rights of 
Thirds or Dowry in the s d Premisses April the fifteenth 
Anno Domini seventeen hundred & twenty fifth and in the 
eleventh Year of his Majesty's King George his Reign &c 

Book xii. io 



Book XII, Fol. 42. 

Signed Sealed & Delivered The Words [for ever] inter- 
in Presence of us lined before Signing & Sealing 

Josiah Goodridge ^ r ^ »n his 

Roger Plaisted Walter Allen ^ (seal) 

John Bradstreet her 

Mary /V^ Allen ( Seal ) 

Mark 

Berwick x br 15 th 1725 Walter Allen & 
Mary his Wife psonally appearing acknowl- 
edged the above & within written Instrument to 
be their Act & Deed Sam 11 Plaisted Jus Pac s 

June 2 2 d 172(3. N° 3 A true Copy of the Original Exam- 
ined by Jos : Moody Reg 1 



Know all Men by these Presents that I Richard Tozer of 
Berwick in the County of York & within his 
Richd Tozer Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts Bay 
To in New England Yeoman for & in Considera- 

Samii Bracket tion of the Sum of six Pounds passable Money 
in s d Province aforesaid in Hand well & truly 
paid by Samuel Bracket Jun 1 ' of the Town Count} r & Prov- 
ince afores d Husbandman the Receipt whereof I do hereby 
acknowledge & own myself fully satisfied contented & paid 
have given granted bargained sold aliened assigned enfeoff- 
ed set over & confirmed & do by these Presents fully freely 
clearly & absolutely give grant bargain sell aliene assign 
set over & confirm unto the s d Samuel Bracket & to his 
Heirs Executors Admin 18 & Assigns for ever a certain Piece 
or Parcell of Land situate lying & being in s d Berwick con- 
taining twenty Acres being Part of a sixty Acre Grant 
granted to Isaac Botts by the Parish Unity in the Town of 
Kittery April 13 th 1671 & measured & laid out to Samuel 
Bracket and Eliz a his Wife May the 10 th 1715 as by the 
Return thereof appears lying at the Head of my the s d 
Tozers Land at Salmon Falls & at the Head of Abel Ham- 
bletons the whole sixty Acres being seventy Poles in in 
Breadth North West by West & One hundred & thirty eight 
Poles North East & by North bounded in Part on Joseph 
Pray on the South East Side & the two other Sides by 
Comons which s d twenty Acres was formerly purchased of 
Samuel Bracket Sen 1 To have and to hold the s d twenty 
Acres Part of the afores d sixty Acres unto him the s d Sam- 
uel Bracket Jun 1 ' his Heirs Exec 18 [42] Admin 18 & Assigns 
for ever with all the Rights Profits Priviledges & Appurten- 






Book XII, Fol. 42. 



ances unto the same in any Ways belonging to the own only 
proper Use Benefit & Behoof of him the s d Samuel Bracket 
Jun 1 his Heirs Exec 1 ' 8 Admin rs & Assigns for ever free & 
clear & clearly acquitted exonerated & discharged of & from 
all Manner of former & other Gifts Grants Bargains Sales 
Leases Mortgages Titles Thirds Dowries Claims Demands 
& Incumbrances And that it shall & may be lawful to & for 
the s d Samuel Bracket Jun 1 his Heirs Exec rs Admin rs and 
Assigns to have hold use occup} r possess & enjoy the same 
quietly & peaceably from hence forth & forever And I the 
s d Richard Tozer my Heirs Exec rs & Admin 1 ' 8 will warrant 
& defend the same unto the s d Samuel Bracket Jun 1 ' for ever 
against the lawful Claims of all & every Person whatsoever 
— In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand & Seal 
& Elizabeth my Wife in Testimony of relinquishing of her 
Right of Thirds or Dowry in the s d Premisses June the sec- 
ond Anno Domini seventeen hundred & twenty sixth & in 
the twelfth Year of his Majesty King Georges Reign &c a 
Signed Sealed & Delivered Richard Tozer (Seal) 

in the Presence of us ^,. , ,, her ™ , s 

John Whit Elizabeth ^ Tozer (Seal) 

Messis chick v . mark , ^ : , T 

T i t? i j. , York ss Berwick June 

John Bradstreet oeil + „- a „ ' , , 

25 th 1726. The above named 

Richard Tozer & Eliz a his Wife 
psonally appearing before me the 
Subscriber acknowledged the above & 
within written Instrument to be their vol- 
untary Act & Deed Sam 11 Plaisted Jus Pac s 
June 22 l 1726. N° 4 A true Copy of the Original Exam- 
ined by Jos : Moody Reg 1 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing — Now know ye that I John Look late of 
Jno Look Wells in the County of York in the Province of 
To the Massachusetts Bay in New England Cord- 

Mat. March W ainer for & in Consideration of the full & just 
Sum of four Pounds to me in Hand paid by 
Matthew March of Wells af ores d Weaver have given & grant- 
ed & do by these Presents give grant bargain sell alienate 
enfeoffe make over & confirm to Matthew March afores d a 
certain Tract of Lying & Being in the Township of Wells 
containing forty Acres be it more or less Bounded as follow- 
cth viz Northerly on Land granted to Rachel Taylor Easter- 
ly on the Edge of the Marsh on Mousom River & so twen- 



Book XII, Fol. 42. 

ty Poles or Rods in Breadth on s d Easterly Side & thence 
to run up into the Woods upon a West Xorth Westerly 
Point until the s d forty Acres of Land be compleated it be- 
ing a Part of a Grant of one hundred Acres of Land given 
me by the Town of Wells on May the 12. 1719 The other 
Part of s d Hundred Acres being the Land I lived on below 
& adjoyning to my Father in LaAv William Larrebys Land 
— The which forty Acres of Land as above expressed I the s d 
John Look do confirm & make over to Matthew March 
afores' 1 together with all the Priviledges Rights & appur- 
tenances thereto belonging or any wise appertaining from 
me my Heirs Exec 18 Admin 15 to the s cl Matthew March & his 
Heirs Exec ls Admin 18 or Assigns To havo and to hold as a 
free & clear Estate in Fee simple for ever And I the 
aboves d John Look do for my self my Heirs Exec rs And 
Admin 18 covenant & promise to & with the aboves d Matthew 
March, his Heirs Exec rs Admin 18 or Assigns, that I have 
full Power Right & Authority to sell <£ dispose of the same 
as afores' & that it is free & clear & fully clearly and ab- 
solutely acquitted & discharged of & from all other & 
former Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Dowries Mortgages 
or Incumbrances whatsoever Moreover that I will war- 
rant & defend the same from all or any Person or Persons 
whatever laying any legal Claim thereunto or any Part 
thereof in by from or under me or my Heirs Exec ls or Ad- 
min 18 In Witness whereof I the aboves d John Look have 
hereto set my Hand & Seal the twenty third Day of Jan- 
uary Anno Domini 1723 | 4 in the Tenth Year of the Reign 
of our Sovereign Lord George by the Grace of God of 
Great Britain France & Ireland King &c 
Signed Sealed & Delivered John Look (Seal) 

in Presence of us York sc | Wells 

Abigail Littlefield January the 24 th 

Palitah Littlefield Day 1723 | 4 John 

Look psonally appeared 
and acknowledged the above 
written In strum* to be his free 
Act & Deed 

before me Joseph Hill Jus Pac 8 
June 30 th 17 20. A true Copy of the Original Examined 

by Jos : Moody Reg 1 



Book XII, Fol. 43. 

To all Christian People to whom these Presents shall 
come Greeting Know ye that I Daniel Wit- 
Dani Wittum turn of Kittcry in the County of York within 
To his Majestys Province of the Massachusetts 
Kicha Chick Bay in New England Yeoman (alias Turner) 
for & in Consideration of the Sum of ninety 
Pounds good & lawful Money of the Province afores d to me 
in Hand paid (before the Ensealing & Delivery of these 
Presents) well & truly by Richard Chick of the Town Coun- 
ty & Province afores d Yeoman The Receipt whereof I do 
acknowledge my self fully satisfied & thereof & of every 
Part & Parcel y r of do acquit & discharge the s d Richard 
Chick his Heirs Exec rs Admin rs & Assigns for ever by these 
Presents have given granted bargained sold aliened convey- 
ed & confirmed & by these Presents do freely fully & abso- 
lutely give grant bargain sell convey & confirm unto him y e 
s d Richard Chick his Heirs & Assigns for ever one Messu- 
age or Tract of Land situate lying & being in Kittery afores d 
Beginnino' at a certain Stone set for a Bounds on the North 
Side of a Bridge near the dwelling House of Peter Wittum 
sen r And from s d Stone to run streight to a Bounds sett 
North East Northerly to the Head of the Land of the afores d 
Peter Wittum then by the Land that was formerly James 
Wittums to the Town High Way ,<fe by the High Way 
bounded until it comes to the afores d Bridge & Stone con- 
taining by Estimation seven Acres be it more or less all my 
Right Title & Interest to the afores' 1 Land with all the Hous- 
ing Edifices Building Orchards Fencing Water & Water 
Courses Mines & Minerals Wood under wood & Timber with 
every Priviledge Appurtenance & Property thereunto belong- 
ing or in any Ways' appertaining To have and to hold the above 
granted & bargained Premisses to him the s d Richard Chick 
his Heirs & Assigns for ever To his & their only Use Bene- 
fit & Behalf for ever And I the s d Daniel Wittum do 

covenant & promise to & with the s d Richard Chick his 
Heirs & Assigns that I am the true sole & lawful [43] Own- 
er (before the Ensealing hereof) of the above granted Prem- 
isses & seized thereof in Fee simple and I do covenant & 
Promise to warrant secure & defend the s d Richard Chick 
his Heirs Assigns against the lawful Claims & Demands of 
any Person or Persons whatsoever from by or under me And 
from all Joyntures Dowries Deeds Wills Intails Mortgages 
& Incumbrances & the s d Richard Chick from Time to Time 
hereafter possess & enjoy the s d Premisses freely & clearly 
— And Hannah Wittum the Wife of me the s d Daniel Wit- 
tum doth by these Presents freely yield up & surrender all 



Book XII, Fol. 43. 

her Right of Dowry & Power of Thirds — In Witness where- 
of I have hereunto set my Hand & Seal this twenty third 
Day of February in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven 
hundred & twenty five six and in the twelfth Year of our 
Sovereign Lord George King of Great Britain &c 

Signed Sealed & Delivered ^ . i hi * ^ir-,, / x 

9 ,i X3 r Daniel/ 7 \Y lttum (Seal) 

in the Presence of us ^ v y 

Nicholas Gowen mar £ er 

John Tiley Hannah flg)Wittum (Seal) 

Noah Emery f£ 

York ss | April 21. 1726. Daniel Wit- 
tum & Hannah Wittum his Wife within 
named psonally appearing acknowledged 
y e within Instrument in Writing to be their vol- 
untary Act & Deed Coram Jos : Hamond J Pac s 
June 29. 1726. A true Copy of the Original Examin d 

by Jos : Moody Reg 1 



Know all Men by these Presents that I James Allen of 
York & in the County of York & within his 
James Allen Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts Bay 
To in New England Husbandman For & in Con- 

Abiel Hamilton sideration of the Sum of fifteen Pounds in pass- 
able Money to me in Hand well & truly paid 
at the Ensealing & Delivery of these Presents by Abiel 
Hamilton of Berwick in the County & Province afores d the 
Eeceipt whereof I acknowledge & own my self fully con- 
tented & paid and do acquit exonerate & discharge the s d 
Abiel Hamilton his Heirs Exec rs & Admin" for ever have 
given granted bargained sold aliened assigned set over & 
confirmed And by these Presents do full} 7 freely clearly & 
absolutely give grant enfeoff assign set over & Confirm unto 
him the s (1 Abiel Hamilton & to his Heirs Exec rs Admin 18 & 
Assigns a certain Grant of twenty Acres being Part of a 
fifty Acre Grant granted to Jonathan Stimson by the Town 
of of Kittery at their Meeting May the tenth 1703 s d Land 
lying & being in s (l Berwick Together with all & singular 
the Ways Profits Priviledges Herededitaments & Appurte- 
nances and whatsoever thereunto belongs or is by any man- 
ner of Ways or means appertaining To have and to hold 
said twenty Acre Grant & all .other the above granted c£ bar- 
gained Premisses with their Appurtenances unto him the s d 
Abiel Hamilton & to his Heirs Exec rs Admin 18 & Assigns to 
his & their own only proper Use Benefit & Behoof for ever And 
the s d Abiel Hamilton his Heirs Exec 1 ' 8 Admin 18 & assigns shall 



Book XII, Fol. 43. 

& may lawfully peaceably & quietly have hold use occup} r 
possess & enjoy all the aboves d Grant & all other the above 
granted & bargained Premisses with their Appurtenances 
they being free & clear & clearly acquitted exonerated and 
discharged of & from all other Gifts Grants Bargains Sales 
Leases & Conveyances &c And further I the s d James Allem 
my Heirs Exec rs & Admin™ shall & will from hence forth & 
for ever hereafter to warrant & defend the s d Grant of Land 
& all other the above granted & bargained Premisses unto 
him the s d Abiel Hamilton & to his Heirs Exec rs Admin rs & 
Assigns for ever against the lawful Claims & Demands of 
all Persons whatsoever from by or under me my Heirs 
Exec rs & Admin 18 or any one of them by my or their Pro- 
curement In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand 

& Seal The Anno Domini seventeen 

hundred & twenty six & in the twelfth Year of his Majesty 
Kino- George his Reign over Great Britain &c 
Signed Sealed & Delivered The words [grant] & [for- 

in the Presence of us ever] interlined before Sign- 

Benjamin Hayes ing & Sealing 

Noah Emery James Allen (Seal) 

Benjamin Twomble York sc | April 5 th 1726 

James Allen above named ac- 
knowledged the foregoing Instru- 
ment in writing to be his free Act & 
Deed Coram Jos. Hamond J. Pac. 

July. 5. 1726. A true Copy of the Original Examined 

by elos : Moody Reg r 



Essex Sc | Anno Regni Regis Georgii Duodecimo 

At his Majesty's Superiour Court of Judicature begun & 

held at York for & within the County of York 

Court Order on Wednesday the eleventh Day of May An- 

To Thomas no Domini 1726 

& Eliza Abbet Upon Reading the Petition of Thomas Abbet 
& Elisabeth his Wife late Elizabeth Emery 
once the widow & still the Admin rX to the Estate of James 
Emery Jun 1 ' late of Berwick in the County of York Yeo- 
man deceased shewing forth to the Court that the psonal Es- 
tate of the s d James Emery is insufficient to pay his just 
Debts ; & thereupon* praying this Court to grant them Lib- 
erty to sell so much of the s d Deceased's Real Estate as will 
enable them to pay his just Debts Ordered that the s d Thom- 
as Abbet cfe Elisabeth his Wife Admin* as afores d be & here- 



Book "XII, Fol. 44. 

by is impowered to sell twenty Acres of the Land whereof 
the s (1 James Emery died seized situate in Berwick af ores' 1 
such as will be least prejudicial to his Estate for Payment of 
his just Debts & to execute a good Deed in the Law for the 
Conveyance thereof accordingly. The Petitioner to post up 
Notifications thirty Days before the Sale thereof, as the Law 
directs, & to accompt w th the Judge of Probate for the 
Overplus, if any there be Attest Samuel Tyley CI ere 

July 11. 1726. A true Copy of the Original Examined 

by elos : Moody Reg 1 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing, Know y e Thomas Abbet & Elizabeth 
James Emery's his Wife late Elizabeth Emery once the 
Execute To Widow & still Admin x to the Estate of 

Eichd Shackley James Emery Jun r late of Berwick in the 
County of York Yeoman dec d for & in 
Consideration of the Sum of one hundred & sixty Pounds 
in good Bills of Credit on the Province of of the Massa- 
chusetts Bay to . them in Hand paid by Rich d Shackley of 
Berwick in the County of York & Province of the Massa- 
[44]chusetts Bay in New England Cordwainer and by Ver- 
tue of the Power & Authority granted them by the Honora- 
ble y e Justices of his Majestys Superior Court of Judica- 
ture held at York for the County of York on Wednesday 
the eleventh Day of May Anno Domini 1720 have given 
granted bargained & sold & by these Presents do fully free- 
ly clearly & absolutely give grant bargain sell aliene assign 
set over & confirm unto him the s d Richard Shackley his 
Heirs & Assigns for ever a certain Lott or Tract of Land 
being a Parcel of the Land of the s d James Emery deceas d 
situate in Berwick afores d containing sixteen Acres butted 
& bounded as followcth viz Beginning at the North East 
Corner of Phillip Hubbords Home Lott & from thence 
South fifty Rods by s d Hubbords Land & thence East by s d 
Hubbords Land fifty one Poles or Rods to a White Oak 
Tree marked and from thence North one Degree East fifty 
three Poles to Moses Goodins Land & thence West by 
Moses Goodins & Daniel Goodins Land to the first Begin- 
ning — And also an High Way of one Rod wide to extend 
East by Moses Goodins Line to a Way leading towards 
York together with all & singular the Privilcdges & Appur- 
tenances thereto belonging or in any wise appertaining To 
have and to hold y c same as butted & bound with all <& sin- 
gular the Benefits Profits & Priviledges thereof to him the 



Book XII, Fol. 44. 

s d Richard Shackley his Heirs & Assigns for ever To the 
only proper Use & Benefit of him the s d Richard Shackley 
his Heirs & Assigns from hence forth & for ever — And y e 
s d Thomas Abbet & Elizabeth his Wife in the Capacity 
afores d & by Vertue of the Power & Authority af ores d cove- 
nant & promise & to & with the s d Richard Shackley his 
Heirs & Assigns that at the Time of ye Ensealing & Deliv- 
ery hereof they are the true and lawful Chvners of the above 
granted & bargained Premisses with the Appurtenances 
& every Part thereof & have good Right & lawful Author- 
ity to dispose of the same as afores d the peaceable Posses- 
sion thereof to warrant maintain & defend against them 
selves their Heirs Exec rs or Aclmin rs & against all & every 
Person & Persons claiming the same or any Part thereof — 
In Witness where the s d Thomas Abbot & Elizabeth his 
Wife have hereunto set the Hands & Seals this eighth Day 
of July Anno Domini One thousand seven hundred & twen- 
ty six Annoq r R 1 R is Georgii Magna Britannia &c Duodeci- 
mo 

Signed Sealed & Delivered Thomas — Abbett (Seal) 

in Presence of us ^, . „ her A . . , , s 

Jos : Hamond ^J* Abbet ( Seal ) 

John Gowen York sc | July 8. 1726 

John Hamond Thomas Abbet & Elizabeth 

his Wife above named psonally 
appearing acknowledged the above 
Instrument in Writing to be their 
Act & Deed 

Coram Jos : Hammond J : P s 
July 11. 1726 A true Copy of the Original Examined 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come greeting, 
Know ye that Thomas Abbitt & Elizabeth 
Tho: Eliza Abbet his Wife late Elisabeth Emery one the Wid- 
James Emerys ow & still administratrix to the Estate of 
Execute James Emery Jun 1 late of Barwick in the 
To County of York Yeoman deceas d for & in 

Richd Shackley Consideration of the Sum of Thirty Pounds 
• in good Bills of Credit on the Province of 
the Massachusetts Bay to them in Hand paid by Richard 
Shackerly of Barwick in the County of York & Province of 
the Massachusetts Bay in New England Cordwainer And by 
Vertue of the Power & Authority granted them by the hon- 
orable Justices of his Majestys Superiour Court of Judica- 



Book XII, Fol. 44. 

ture held at York for the County of York on Wednesday 
the eleventh Day of May Anno Domini 172fi. Have given 
granted bargained & sold & do by these Presents do fully 
freely clearly & absolutely give grant bargain sell aliene 
Assign set over & confirm unto him the s d Richard Shack- 
ely his Heirs & Assigns for ever a certain Lott of Land be- 
ing a Parcel of the Land of the s d James Emery deceased 
situate in Berwick afores d containing three Acres butted & 
bounded as followeth viz Beginning at a white Oak Tree 
which Tree is the South East Corner Bounds of a sixteen 
Acre Lott which s d Shackerly bought of s d Abbit & Eliza- 
beth his Wife aboves d & from s d Oak East by Nathan Lord 
seventeen Poles to a white Pine standing on the West Side 
of a Brook called Stony Brook & from s d Pine on a North 
by West half West fifty five Poles to a Maple & an Ash 
standing together in the afores d Emery <fe Moses Goodwins 
Bounds then West one Pole to the aboves d Shackerly Land 
& is joyned to the East End of aboves d sixteen Acres to- 
gether with all & singular the Priviledges & Appurtenances 
thereto belonging or in any wise appertaining To have and 
to hold the same as* butted & bounded with all & singular 
the Benefits Profits & Priviledges thereof to him the s d 
Richard Shackerly his Heirs & Assigns for ever to the only 
proper Use & Benefit of him the s d Richard Shackerly his 
Heirs & Assigns from hence forth & for evermore And the 
s d Thomas Abbet & Elisabeth his Wife in the Capacity 
afores d & by vertue of the Power & Authority afores d cove- 
nant & promise & grant to & with him the s d Richard 
Shackerly his Heirs & Assigns that at the Time of the En- 
sealing & Delivery hereof they are the true & lawful Own- 
ers of the above granted & bargained Premisses with the Ap- 
purtenances & every Part thereof & have good Right & law- 
ful Authority to dispose of y e same as afores' 1 the Peaceable 
Possession thereof to warrant maintain ' & defend against 
them selves their Heirs Exec™ Admin 18 & Against all & 
every Person and Persons claiming the same or any Part 
thereof — In Witness whereof the s d Thomas Abbit & Eliza- 
beth his Wife have hereunt set ther Hands & Seals this fif- 
teenth Day of July Anno Domini One thousand seven hun- 
dred twenty & six Annoque Reg s Gcorgii Magna Britannia 
&c a Duodecimo Thomas Abbett (Seal) 

Signed Sealed & Delivered her 

in Presence of us Testes Elizabeth — ■//- Abbot (Seal) 

Humphry Chad bourn Mark 



Book XII, Fol. 45. 

Philip Stacpole York sc | Berwick July 15 th 1726. 

Thonas Hobs Thomas Abbot Jun 1 & Elizabeth his 

Wife psonally appearing acknowledged 

the above written Instrument to be their 

voluntary as well as free Act & Deed 

Sam 11 Plaisted Jus. Pac s 
July 19. 1726 A true Copy of the Original Examined 

by Jos : Moody Reg 1 



[45] To all People to whom these Presents shall come 
Greeting &c Know ye that I Nicholas Morey 
Nico Morey f Dighton in the County of Bristol within 
To his Majesty's Province &c for & in Considera- 

Thos Perkins tion of the Sum of seventy five Pounds to me 
in Hand before the Ensealing hereof well & 
truly paid by Thomas Perkins of Arundel in the County of 
York Yeoman ; the Receipt whereof I do hereby acknowl- 
edge & my self therewith fully satisfied & contented & 
thereof & of every Part & Parcel thereof do exonerate ac- 
quit & discharge the s d Thomas Perkins his Heirs Exec 18 
Admin rs for ever by these Presents have given granted bar- 
gained sold aliened conveyed & confirmed & by these Pre- 
sents do freely fully & absolutely give grant bargain sell 
aliene convey & confirm unto him the s d Thomas Perkins 
his Heirs & Assfgns for ever one Messuage or Tract of 
Land lying & & being in Arundel afores d viz the one half 
Part of the Land & Marsh or Salt-Meadow which the s d 
Morey bought of Samuel Snow of Boston which Upland & 
Marsh was originally Joseph Bowles Griffith Munteques & 
Morgain Howels & as formerly sold to Joseph Bay ley by 
the s d Morey bounded as by the anchient Boundaries of s d 
Farm is set forth by Ditches Salt Water Coves Lines Stakes 
&c And the one half Part of all the Rights of Land lying in 
Conion or undivided belonging to the same or in any Ways 
appertaining belonging to him the s d Nicholas Morey in the 
Township of Arundel afores d To have and to hold the s d 
granted & bargained Premisses with all the Appurtenances 
Priviledges Comodities to the same belonging or in any 
wise appertaining to him the s d Thomas Perkins his Heirs 
& Assigns for ever — To his & their only proper use Benefit 
and Behoofe for evar And I the s d Nicholas Morey for me 
my Heirs Exec 18 Admin 1 * 8 do covenant promise & grant to & 
with the s d Thomas Perkins his Heirs & Assigns that before 
the Ensealing hereof I am the lawful Owner of the above 
bargained Premisses & have in my self good Right full 



Book XII, Fol. 45. 

Power & lawful Authority to grant bargain sell & confirm 
s d bargained Premisses as aboves' 1 And that the s d Thomas 
Perkins his Heirs & Assigns shall & may from Time to 
Time & att all Times for ever hereafter by Force & Virtue 
of these Presents lawfully have hold use occupy possess and 
enjoy the s d demised & bargained Premisses with the Ap- 
purtenances free & clear from all Manner of former or other 
Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Leases Mortgages Wills En- 
tails Joyntures Dowries Thirds Judgm ts Executions Incum- 
brances & Extents — Furthermore I the s d Nicholas Morey 
for my self my Heirs Exec rs Admin™ do covenant & engage 
the above demised Premisses to him the s d Thomas Perkins 
his Heirs & Assigns against the lawful Claims or Demands 
of any Person or Persons whatsoever for ever hereafter to 
warrant secure & defend In Witness whereof I have here- 
unto set to my Hand & Seal this eighteenth Day of July in 
the Year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred twenty 
& two 1722 

Signed Sealed & Delivered Nich 8 Morey (Seal) 

in Presence of Bristoll ss | Deighton 

Ebenezer Pitts. July 11. 1726 Nicholas 

Elisabeth Pitts Morey the Subscriber to 

this within written Instrument 
acknowledged the same to be his 
free voluntary Act & Deed 

Before me Jared Talbut Justice 
July 16. 1726. A true Copy of the Original Examined 

by Jos : Moody Reg 1 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing Know ye that I Nicholas Morey of Digh- 
Nicho Morey ton in the County of Bristol within his Ma- 
To jesty's Province of the Massachusetts Bay &c 

Jno Perkins f or & in Consideration of the Sum of sixty 
five Pounds to me in Hand before y e Enseal- 
ing hereof well & truly paid by John Perkins of Topsfield 
in the County of Essex Receipt whereof I do acknowledge 
& my self therewith fully satisfied & contented & thereof & 
of every Part & Parcel thereof do exonerate acquit & dis- 
charge the s d John Perkins his Heirs Exec rs Admin" for 
ever by these Presents have given granted bargained sold 
aliened conveyed & confirmed And by these Presents do 
fully and absolutely give grant bargain sell alienc convey 
& confirm unto him the s d John Perkins his Heirs & As- 
signs for ever one Messuages or Tract of Land lying & be- 



Book XII, Fol. 45. 

ing in Arundel in the County of York containing one hun- 
dred Acres of Upland & six Acres of Marsh which Land & 
Marsh was Andrew Augers & sold to Joseph Baley & taken 
by Execution from the s d Baley in the Year one thousand 
seven hundred & three which Land & Marsh is bounded as 
f olloweth viz Easterly by a* Salt Water Cove Northerly by 
Land formerly in the Possession of Thomas Mussey deceas- 
ed Westerly by undivided Land Southerly by Land former- 
ly in the Possession of John Sanders with all the Priviledges 
& Appurtenances belonging to the same To have and to 
hold the s d granted & bargained Premisses with all the Ap- 
purtenances Priviledges & Comodities to the same belong- 
ing or in any wise appertaining to him the s d John Perkins 
his Heirs & Assigns for ever To his & their only proper 
Use Benefit & Behoof for ever And I the s d Nicholas Morey 
for me my Heirs Exec ls Admin rs do covenant promise & 
grant to & with the s d John Perkins his Heirs & Assigns 
that before the Ensealing hereof I am the lawful Owner of 
the above bargained Premisses & have in my self good 
Right full Power & lawful .Authority to grant bargain sell 
& confirm s d bargained Premisses as aboves d & that the s d 
John Perkins his Heirs & Assigns shall & may from Time 
to Time & at all Times for ever hereafter by Force & Vir- 
tue of these Presents lawfully have hold use occupy possess 
& enjoy the s d demised & bargained Premisses with the Ap- 
purtenances free & clear from all manner or former or other 
Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Leases Mortgages Wills Entails 
Joyntures Dowries Thirds Judgments Executions Incum- 
brances & Extents 

Furthermore I the s d Nicholas Morey for my self my Heirs 

Exec rs Admin rs do covenant & engage the above demised 

Premisses to him the s d John Perkins his Heirs & Assigns 

against the lawful Claims or Demands of any Person or 

Persons whatsoever for ever hereafter to warrant Secure 

& Defend — In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my 

Hand & Seal this 5 th Day of July in the Year of our Lord 

one thousand seven hundred & twenty five 

Signed Sealed & delivered Nich° Morey (Seal) 

in Presence of us Bristol ss | Dighton 

Ebenezer Pitts July 11. 1726. Nicho- 

Elisebeth Pitts las Morey the Subscriber 

to this within written Instru- 
ment acknowledged the same to be 
his own free voluntary Act & Deed 
before me Jared Talbut Justice 
July the 16. 1726. A true Copy of the Original Exam- 
ined by Jos : Moody Reg 1 ' 



Book XII, Fol. 46. 

other good Causes & valuable Considerations me thereunto 
moving have given granted bargained & sold & by these 
Presents for me my Heirs Exec 18 & Admin rs do fully freely 
clearly & absolutely give grant bargain sell aliene enfeoff 
release set over & confirm unto him the s d Withers Berry 
his Heirs & Assigns for ever one Moiety or half Part of a 
double Saw Mill about a Quarter of a Mile below Curtises 
Bridge so called & the Land whereon it stands lying & be- 
ing in the Town of Kittery afores d which s d Piece of Land 
is in Spruce Creek on the Eastwardly side thereof & is 
bounded Eastwardly by the Eastern Bank of s d Creek & 
from thence runs westwardly towards the Middle of y e 
Creek as far & of such a Breadth as contains the whole 
Piece on which y e said Mill stands as afores d the Moiety of 
which s d Piece of Land was heretofore the Estate & Inherit- 
ance of nry late honored Father John Shapleigh of s d Kit- 
tery dec d & now of Right doth belong & appertain unto me 
To have and to hold the s d Moiety ornalf Part of s d Mill & 
y e Land whereon it stands butted & bounded as afores d or 
however otherwise the same is bounded or reputed to be 
bounded with all the Appurtenances Priviledges & Comodi- 
ties to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining to 
him the s d Withers Berry his Heirs & Assigns for ever To 
his & their only proper Use Benefit & Behoof And I the s d 
Nicholas Shapleigh for me my Heirs Exec lS & Admin rs do 
covenant promise & grant to & with the s d Withers Berry 
his Heirs & Assigns that at & until y e Ensealing & Deliv- 
ery hereof I am the true sole & lawful Owner of the above 
bargained Premisses & have in my self good Right full Pow- 
er & lawful Authority to sell & dispose of the same as afore- 
said the Peaceable Possession thereof against my self my 
Heirs Exec rs and Admin 18 & against all other Persons claim- 
ing the same or any Part thereof from by or under me them 
or any of them or any the Heirs of the s d John Shapleigh 
dec d I Avill for ever save harmless warrant & clef end by these 
Presents. In Witness whereof I the s d Nicholas Shapleigh 
have hereunto set my Hand & Seal this twenty second Day 
of April Anno Domini One thousand seven hundred & twen- 
ty six — Annoq 1 ' R 1 R is Georgii Magna Britannia &c Duodeci- 
mo Nicholas Shapleigh (Seal) 



Book XII; Fol. 47. 

Signed Sealed & Delivered York sc | May 9° 1726. 

in the Presenee of us Capt 11 Nicholas Shapleigh 

Joanna Staple within named apsonally ap- 

Anah Staple pearing acknowledged the In- 

strument in Writing on the other 
Side to be his voluntary Act & Deed 
Coram Jos : Hamond J. Pac 8 
July 6. 1726. A true Copy of the Original Examined 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



[47] Know all Men by these Presents that I John Bish 
of Casco bay within the County of York & 
John Bish Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New Eng- 
To land Mariner for & in Consideration of the 

Step: Minot g um f fifty shillings in Money to me in Hand 
paid by Stephen Minot of Boston in the Coun- 
ty of Suffolk & Province afores d Merchant The Receipt 
whereof I hereby acknowledge have & by these Presents do 
give grant remise release assign quit claim & confirm unto 
the s d Stephen Minot his Heirs & Assigns for ever All & 
every my Lands whatsoever situate & being in Kenebeck 
River comonly called by the Name of Towesick with the 
Rights Members & Appurtenances thereof To be holden by 
him the s d Stephen Minot his Heirs & Assigns to his & their 
only proper Use Benefit & Behoof for ever without any fur- 
ther Claim or Demand from me or my Heirs — In Witness 
whereof I have hereunto set my Hand & Seal the twenty 
seventh Day of December Anno Domini 1721 Annoq 1 R 1 
R is Georgii Magna Britannia &c Octavo hi * 
Signed Sealed & Delivered John y— Bish (Seal) 

in the Presence of us f 

Joshua Winslow ce „ . J* 1 * 1 * _ 

Geonre Minot Suffolk Sc Boston Decemb 1 y* 

George Minot ^ lm ^ abovenamed John 

Bish psonally appearing acknowledg- 
ed the within Instrument to be his vol- 
untary Act & Deed 

Before Sam 11 Checkley Jus Peace 
July 12. 1726. A true Copy of the Original Examined 

by Jos : Moody Reg 1 

Book xii. h 



Book XII, Fol. 47. 

To all People to whom these Presents shall come greet- 
ing &c Know ye that We Stephen Minot of 
John & step. Boston in the County of Suffolk in the Pro- 
Minot To vince of the Massachusetts Bay in New Eng- 

.Tos: Baxter ] anc i Merch fc & John Minot of Marble Head 
& in the County of Essex in the Province of the 

Jos: Medcalf Massachusetts Bay in New England Merchant 
for & in Consideration of one hundred & thirty 
Pounds to us in Hand paid well & truly before the Ensealing 
hereof by Joseph Baxter of Medfield in the County of Suffolk 
in the Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England 
Clerk & Joseph Medcalfe of Medfield in the County of Suf- 
folk in the Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New Eng- 
land Yeoman the Receipt whereof we do hereby acknoAvledge 
& our selves therewith fully satisfied & contented & thereof 
& of every Part & Parcel thereof do exonerate acquit & dis- 
charge the s d Joseph Baxter & Joseph Medcalfe their Heirs 
Executors & Admin rs for ever by these Presents have given 
granted bargained sold aliened enfeoffed conveyed & con- 
firmed & by these Presents do freely fully & absolutely give 
grant bargain sell aliene convey & confirm unto them the s d 
Joseph Baxter & Joseph Medcalfe their Heirs & Assigns 
for ever one Messuage or Tract of Land situate lying & Be- 
ing in a certain Neck of Land comonly called Tuessick Neck 
which lies between two Rivers which are known by the 
Names of Kennebeck River & the Back River which Tract 
of Land is to begin a little below the Place Avhere the House 
now stands, or did lately stand, running clear across the 
Neck East & by North half a Point Northerly & so to run 
upwards on the Neck measuring an hundred & fifty Acres, 
one hundred & thirty thereof to be Upland & twenty there- 
of to be Marsh allowance being given for a High Way To 
have and to hold the s (l granted & bargained Premisses with 
all the Appurtenances Priviledges & Comodities to the same 
belonging or in any wise appertaining viz Buildings Trees 
Herbage &c & all the Stock belonging to the s d Farm viz 
Oxen Cows Horses Swine &c And all Sorts of Ploughs & 
Chains & all other Things to be used in Husbandry belong- 
ing to s (l Farm to them the s d Joseph Baxter <& Joseph Med- 
calfe their Heirs & Assigns for ever To them & their only 
proper Use Benefit and Behoof for ever, And we the s d 
Stephen Minot & John Minot for our Selves our Heirs 
Exec rs & Admin 18 do covenant promise & grant to & with 
the Said Joseph Baxter & Joseph Medcalf their Heirs & As- 
signs that before the Ensealing hereof we are the true sole & 
lawful Owners of the above bargained Premisses, & are law- 



Book XII, Fol. 47. 

fully seized & possessed of the same in our own proper 
Right as a good perfect & absolute Estate of Inheritance in 
Fee simple And have in our selves good Right full Power 
& lawful Authority to grant bargain sell convey & confirm 
s d bargained Premisses in Manner as aboves d And that the 
s d Joseph Baxter & Joseph Medcalf their Heirs & Assigns 
shall and may from Time to Time & at all Times for ever 
hereafter by Force & Virtue of these Presents lawfully 
peaceably & quietly have hold use occupy possess & enjoy 
the s d demised & bargained Premisses with the Appurte- 
nances free & clear & freely & clearly acquitted exonerated 
& discharged of and from all & all Manner of former or other 
Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Leases Mortgages Wills Intails 
Joyntures Dowries Judgments Executions Incumbrances 
and Extents Furthermore we the s d Stephen Minot & John 
Minot for our selves our Heirs Exec rs Admin rs do covenant 
& engage the above demised Premisses to them the s d 
Joseph Baxter & Joseph Medcalf their Heirs & Assigns 
against the lawful Claims or Demands of any Person or Per- 
sons whatsoever for ever hereafter to warrant secure & de- 
fend 

Moreover we the s d Stephen Minot & John Minot do give 
grant remise release assign quit Claim & confirm unto the 
s d Joseph Baxter & Joseph Medcalf their Heirs & Assigns 
for ever all our whole Interest Right <fe Title unto & in all 
the Lands on Tuessick Neck which we bought of the Heirs 
of John Bish deceas d containing by Estimation one hundred 
& fivety Acres of Upland & twenty Acres of Meadow being 
butted & bounded on the Westerly Side by Kennebeck 
River, & on the North & South Sides by the Land of Law- 
rence Dennis & on the Eastward Side by the Back River 
measuring along by Kennebeck River two hundred & Eigh- 
ty Pole & in the Rear along the back River the like & in 
Breadth across the s d Neck from River to River ninety five 
Pole And likewise all that Land we bought of the Heirs 
of Lawrence Dennis deceased containing one hundred Acres 
of Upland & twenty Acres of Meadow Part of which lies on 
the Southerly End of the Neck & is butted & bounded 
Northerly upon the Land which was formerly John Bishes, 
southerly on the River which runs between Arrowsick Is- 
land, & the s d Neck Westerly on Kennebeck River & East- 
erly on the Back River being seventy Pole in Breadth, & 
one hundred & nineteen Pole in Length. The Remainder 
lying between the Land that was formerly John Bishes & 
the Land that was formerly John Hornibrooks running from 
River to River cross the Neck in Breadth one hundred & 



Book XII, Fol, 48. 

twenty Pole & in Length up the s d Neck one hundred & 
forty Pole with the Rights & Appurtenances thereof to be 
holden by them the s d Joseph Baxter & Joseph Medcalf 
their Heirs & Assigns to their only proper Use Benefit & 
Behoof for ever without any further Claim or Demand from 
us or either of us or from any of our Heirs — In Witness 
whereof Ave have hereunto set our Hands & Seals — The six- 
teenth Day of August Anno Domini 1722. Annocf Regni 
Regis Georgii Magna Britannia Francia & Hibernia &c 
Octavo 

Signed Sealed & Delivered Stephen Minot ( a Seai) 

in the Presence of us John Minot ( a Seal) 

George Minot Suffolk sc | Boston 

Isaac Walker August the 16 th . 1722. 

Col° Stephen Minot & M r 
John Minot appeared & ac- 
knowledged the above Instru- 
ment to be their free Act & Deed 
Before Sam 11 Checkley Jus : Peace 
July 12 th 1726. A true Copy of the Original Examined 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing Know ye that I Samuel Johnson of York 
Samii Johnson in the County of York in his Majesty's Prov- 
To ince of the Massachusetts Bay in New Eng- 

Hen: Simpson l ana Husbandman for & in Consideration of 
the Sum of fifty eight Pounds in good Bills of 
Publick Credit to me in Hand at & before the Ensealing 
hereof well & truly paid by [48] Henry Simpson sen 1 of s (1 
York Carpenter the Receipt whereof I do hereby acknowl- 
edge & my self therewith fully satisfied contented & paid & 
thereof & of every Part & Parcel thereof do exonerate ac- 
quit & discharge the s d Henry Simpson his Heirs Exec 18 
Admin 18 & Assigns by these Presents have given granted 
bargained sold aliened conveyed & confirmed & by these 
Presents do freely fully & absolutely give grant bargain sell 
alien e convey & confirm unto the s d Henry Simpson his 
Heirs & Assigns for ever three Parcells of Marsh which was 
the Estate of my Honoured Father Samuel Johnson late of 
York deceased all of them situate lying & being in the Town- 
ship of of York at the South West Branch of York River- 
First a Piece of Marsh lying on a Point on the North Side 
of 8 d South West Branch near the Land of Daniel Paul there 
hounded Northwardly by the Upland & on all other Sides 



Book XII, Fol. 48. 

by the s d Branch of 3 d River containing by Estimation two 

Acres & one Quarter be it more or less The second is 

a Piece of Marsh lying- over against the first Parcel on the 
Southwardly Side of s d Branch of the River containing 
about one half Part of an Acre be the same more or less 
bounded South wcstwardly by the Upland North Wcstward- 
ly by the Marsh of Rowland Young deceased North East- 
vvardly by the s d Branch of the River & South Eastward \y 
by Baker Nasons Marsh — The third is a Piece of Marsh on 
the Northern Side of the s d South West Branch of s d River 
containing by Estimation three Quarters of an acre be the 
same more or less near the Ministers Cove bounded North- 
wardly by John Mc Intires Land, Westwardly & Eastward- 
ly by Marsh of Cap* Peter Nowel & Southwardly by the 
River — Or however the s d Three Parcels of Marsh are bound- 
ed or reputed to be bounded together with y e Thatch Banks 
belonging thereunto & the Upland that is allowed for the 
more convenient Fencing of the same & all other Profits 
Profits Priviledges & Commodities thereunto belonging or 
in any wise appertaining To have & to hold the s d Pieces of 
Marsh with the Appurtenances to him the s d Henry Simp- 
son his Heirs & Assigns for ever To his & their own proper 
Use Benefit & Behoof for ever — And I the s d Samuel John- 
son for me my Heirs Exec rs Admin 18 do hereby covenant 
promise & grant to & with the s d Henry Simpson his Heirs 
& Assigns that before the Ensealing & Delivery of these 
Presents I am the true sole & lawful Owner of all the afore 
demised & bargained Premisses & am lawfully seized & pos- 
sessed of the same in mine own proper Right as a good per- 
fect & absolute Estate of Inheritance in Fee simple & have 
in my self good Right full Power & lawful Authority to 
^rant bargain sell convey and confirm s d bargained Prem- 
isses in Manner as afores d And that the said Henry Simpson 
bis Heirs & Assigns shall & may from Time to Time & at 
all Times for ever hereafter by Force & Virtue of these 
Presents lawfully peaceably & quietly have hold use occupy 
possess & enjoy said Demised Premisses free & clear & free- 
ly & clearly acquitted exonerated & discharged of from all 
former & other Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Leases Mort- 
gages Wills Entails Joyntures Dowries Judgments Execu- 
tions Incumbrances & Extents — Furthermore I the s d Sam- 
uel Johnson for me my Heirs Exec rS & Admin rS do cove- 
nant & engage the before given & granted Premisses to the 
; d Henry Simpson his Heirs & Assigns against all Persons 
whatsoever for ever hereafter laying any lawful Claim there- 
unto to warrant secure & defend by these Presents — And 



Book XII, Fol. 48. 

Sarah Johnson the Wife of me the s d Samuel Johnson doth 
hereby freely willing give yield up & surrender all her Right 
of Dower & Power of Thirds of in & unto the Premisses to 
the s d Henry Simpson his Heirs & Assigns — In Witness 
whereof the s d Samuel Johnson & Sarah Johnson have here- 
unto set therir Hands & Seals this fifteenth Day of April in 
the Year Of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & twen- 
ty six & in the twelfth Year of King Georges Reign over 
Great Britain &c 

Mem° The Words [& their] between Line 37 th & 38 th on 
the first Page were interlined & one word on this Page ob- 
literated before Signing Samuel Johnson (Seal) 
Signed Sealed & Delivered 

in Presence of us 

Samuel Moodey Signed Sealed & Delivered 

Luey Moodey by Sarah Johnson Sarah Johnson (Seal) 

Mary Donnell in Presence of us 
Abg 1 Stone 
Jos : Moody 

York sc July 7. 172(5. Samuel Johnson above & within 
named & Sarah his psonally appearing acknowledged this 
Instrument in Writing to be their free Act & Deed 

before Sam 11 Came Jus. Pac s 

July 28. 1726. Recorded according to the Original Ex- 
amined by Jos : Moody Reg r 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come I Na- 
than Lord sen 1 of the Town of Berwick in the 
Nathan Lord County of York in his Majesty's Province of 
To his Son the Massachusetts Bay in New England Yeo- 
Abram Lord man & Martha his Wife sendeth greeting 
Know ye that for divers good Causes us here- 
unto moving but more especially for & in Consideration of 
the full Sum of forty Pounds in Currant Money of New 
England to us in hand paid by our Son Abraham Lord of 
the Town of Barwick af ores' 1 Husbandman the Receipt 
thereof we do acknowledge our Selves to be fully satisfied 
& therewith contented for every Part have given granted 
bargained & sold and do by these Presents for our Selves 
our Heirs Exec rs Admin rs & Assigns for ever fully freely & 
absolutely give grant bargain sell alienate enfeoff assign 
convey pass over & confirm unto him our fores fl Son & to 
his Heirs Exec 18 Exec 18 Admin 1 ' 8 & Assigns for ever a cer- 
tain Parcel or Tract of Land & Marsh containing seventy 
two Acres more or less lying being and situate Part in the 



Book XII, Fol. 49. 

Township of Berwick & Part in the Township of Kittery 
with a sufficient High Way to the Comons at the Rockey 
Hills from the fores d seventy two Acres of Land & Marsh 
which Land is Part of that Tract of Land I the s d Nathan 
Lord bought of the Heirs of Peter Grant & lyeth on the 
North Side of York Pond which seventy two Acres of Land 
& Marsh afores d is butted and bounded as followeth viz Be- 
ginning at the East Corner & at the North End of Nathan 
Land & from thence running North by West sixty Poles 
Then East by North One hundred & fifty four Poles then 
South by East thirty one Poles then South West half South 
ninety six Poles and from thence South by East to the South 
Side of my Lot next York Pond & from thence West by 
South to my Son Nathan Lord afores d & by s d Land & joyn- 
ing it to the Bonds or Station first above mentioned — All 
which seventy two Acres of Land & Marsh except a Piece 
of Meadow lying w th in the Bounds afores d called Greens 
Marsh I do except & all the Rest of the seventy two Acres 
of Land as afores d To Iiave and to hold to him our fores d 
Son Abram Lord and to his Heirs Exec ls Admin 1 s and As- 
signs for ever with all & singular the Appurtenances Privi- 
ledges & Commodities thereunto belonging freely & clearly 
exonerated acquitted & discharged of and from all Manner 
of former Deeds Wills Dowries Right of Thirds or any oth- 
er Incumbrance whatsoever had made done or suffered to be 
done by me the fores d Nathan Lord whereby my fores d Son 
Abraham Lord his Heirs or Assigns may be in any Ways 
molested or disturbed in their quiet & peaceable Enjoyment 
& improvement of the above granted Premisses And further 
I the afores d Nathan Lord do by these Presents for my self 
my Heirs Exec 18 [49] Admin 1 ' 9 & Assigns for ever covenant 
Promise & agree to & with my fores d Son Abram Lord and 
his Heirs Exec 1 ' 8 Admin 1 ' 8 & Assigns for ever to save them 
harmless & to warrant & defend the Title herein given to 
the abovegranted Premisses against any Person or Persons 
whatsoever that shall from Time to Time or at any Time 
for ever here after claim any lawful Right or Propriety to 
the above granted Premisses or any Part thereof 
In Witness hereof we the s d Nathan Lord & Martha his Wife 
have hereunto set our Hands & Seals this twenty sixth Day 
of December Aiinoq r Domini One thousand seven hundred 



Book XII, Fol. 49. 
twenty three — And in the tenth Year of King George Reign 

Signed Sealed & Delivered Nathan/)* Lord (Sea.) 

in Presence of us her 

James Warren Martha 2i_Lord (Seal) 

Enoch Huchings 

his York sc | York July y e 4 th 1726 

Joseph f? Maxwell The within named Nathan Lord ap- 
O peared before me the Subscriber & ac- 

mark knowledged the within Instrument to be 

his free Act & Deed 
Before John Wheelwright Justice Peace 
July 4. 1726. A true Copy of the Original Examined 

by Jos : Moody Reg 1 



The Deposition of John Adames aged fifty Years or 
there about & George Berry aged about forty 
John Adams eight years or thereabout testifieth & saith 
& that they very well remembred that Major 

Geo: Berry Francis Hook had a Field fenced in to the 
Test: for Westward of his Orchard on the Back Side of 

W™ Pepperrell his House at Kittery Point about thirty four 
Years Past which Fence of s d Field run West- 
ward near about so far as a great Pine Tree there now stand- 
ing & after his deceas d his Widow M rs Mary Hook improv- 
ed it & since her deceas d Col° William Pepperrell has <fe has 
had a Barn on it & never heard nor understood that any 
other Person ever possessed or improved any Part of it ex- 
cept the afores d Hooks & Pepperrell 

York sc | July 8 th 1724. John Adams & George Berry 
made Oath to the Truth of the above Deposition | Taken in 
perpetuam Rei Memoriam 

Before Jos : Hainond ) Just 8 

Sam 11 Moodey ) Quorum 
August 4 th 1726. A true Copy of the Original Received 
under Seal Examined by Jos : Moody Reg r 

The Deposition of Eliz a Roberts aged about fifty two 
Years testifieth & saith that I lived with Ma- 
Eliza Roberts j or Francis Hook about thirty four years past 
Test for & very well remember that the s d Hook im- 

Wn Pepperrell proved, a Piece of Land at that Time which 
went toward the Point Meeting House at Kit- 
tery about twenty four Rods farther than his Orchard did 
which was near about a large Pine Tree y r standing which 
Land he had a Barn on Part of it & fenced it as a Pasture 



Book XII, Fol. 49. 

& planted & sowed Part of it & after his Deceas d his Wife 
M rs Mary Hook has improved it & since her deceas d Colo 
William Pepperrell has improved it & I never heard nor 
understood that any Person ever improved any Part of it 
except the afore mentioned Persons, and as near as I can 
remember the Bounds run when Major Hook & his Wife 
possessed it was as it was run out by M r William Godsoe 
August 29 th 1715. to the afores d William Pepperrell 
York sc | July 8 t]1 1724. Elizabeth Roberts made Oath to 
the above Deposition Taken in perpetuam Rei Memoriam 

p ( Sam 11 Moodey ) Just 8 
( Jos : Hamond ) Quorum 
Aug* 4. 1726. A true Copy of the Original Received 
under Seal Examined by Jos : Moodey Reg r 

The Deposition of Walter Murch aged about 45 Years & 
Samuel Adams aged about 46 years testifieth 
Waltr Murch & sa ith that in April 1715 they very well 
& remember y* we these Deponents was with 

Sam: Adams Cap 1 Abraham Preble & Samuel Bragdon when 
Test for they run out a Tract of Land that M 1S Mary 

Pepperrell Hook formerly sold to W m Pepperrell Esq r 

as p a Deed appears which Land lies on the 
South West Side of York River between the Land now in 
the Possession of Samuel Bragdon & Samuel Adams butting 
on said River & we began next unto a Tract of Land which 
the s d Samuel Bragdon s d was his at a little Run of Water 
to an Hemlock Stump which is there now standing & we 
set the Compass also to the s d Stump and run from thence 
& run from thence South West to Kittery Bounds and 
marked several Trees & as we have this Day been on the 
Land & viewed it we find that the Compass being set by s d 
Hemlock Stump y l a South West Course strikes the Beech 
Trees up the Line which we then marked when we were 
with the s d Preble & Bragdon in April 1715. and that the 
s d Bragdons Fence which he hath set up between y° Water 
Side & s d Beech Tree stands exactly as we then run the 
Line so that the Lane that is left out between the s d Brag- 
don & Pepperrells Land doth belong to s d Pepperrells Land 
as it was then run out for the marked Trees which we then 
marked between Pepperrell & Bragdons Land stood in the 
Line as the s d Bragdons Fence now runs & stood in the 
Line all Parties there Present desired us to assist them to 
run the s d Bounds & mark the Trees & all Parties seemed 
to be contented & satisfied 



Book XII, Fol. 50. 

York sc | April 8th 1726. The above named Walter 
Murch & Sam 11 Adams psonally appearing made Oath to the 
Truth of the above written Deposition — Taken in perpe- 
tuam Rei Memoriam 

Before Jos : Hamond ) Justices 

Joseph Hill ) Quorum unus 
August 4. 1726. Received under Seal & Recorded ac- 
cording to the Original Exam d by Jos : Moody Reg r 



The Deposition of Thomas Adams aged about 78 Years & 
Thomas Baker aged about fifty two Years tes- 
Tho Adams tifieth & saith that they very well remember 
& that in December 1702. that we these Depo- 

Tho Baker nents was with Cap* Abraham Preble & Sam- 

Test for ue i Bragdon Jun 1 when they run out a Tract 

W m Peppenell f Land that Abraham Parker desired might 
be run out & bounded for M rs Mary Hook 
which Tract of Land hath been since sold by s d Hook to Wil- 
liam Pepperrell Esq r as p a Deed appears which Land lies 
on the South West side of York River and by their Request 
we assisted them in running the Bounds & marking the 
Trees of s d Land & we begun next unto a Tract of Land 
which the s d Samuel Bragdon said was his at a little Run of 
Water to a Hemlock Tree & set the Compass & run from 
thence South W^est to Kittery Bounds & marked several 
Trees & as we have this Day been on the s d Land & view- 
ed it we find that the s d Samuel Bragdon hath run his Fence 
out upon the Land that was then run out for s d Hook up- 
wards of a Rod wide & as the Line was then run & the 
Trees then marked we are well assured that the greatest 
Part of the Land where the s d Samuel Bragdons House now 
stands is within the Bounds of that Tract of Land that was 
then run out for M rS Mary Hook which then the s d Samuel 
Bragdon & all Parties there agreed & consented to & by 
their Desire we assisted them to run the Bounds & mark 
Trees & we these Deponents do very well remember that in 
our Town Meeting in York in February 1702 | 3 That the 
Return of s d Abraham Prebles laying out s d Land in Decem- 
ber [50] 1702 was then presented to s d Town in s d Meeting 
for the Towns Right which A\as confirmed as the s d Preble 
had laid it out That Return being first read in the s d Town 
Meeting which s d Tract of Land bounds on s° York River & 
lyeth between the Land now in the Possession of Samuel 
Bragdon & Sam 1 Adams April 6. 1726. 

York sc I April 8 th 1726. The above named Tho s Adams 



Book XII, Fol. 50. 

& Tho s Baker psonally appearing made Oath to the Truth 
of the above written Deposition Taken in perpetuam Rei 
Memoriam Before I Jos : Hamond ) Justices 

( Joseph Hill ) Quor Unus 
August 4 th 1726. A true Copy of the Original Received 
under Seal Examined by Jos : Moody Reg r 



To all Christian People to whom this present Deed of 
Gift may come or concern Thomas Adams of 
Thos Adams York in the County of York in the Province 
To his Son f Main in New England & Hannah his Wife 

Hezekiah sendeth Greeting know ye the s d Thomas & 

Hannah divers good Causes & Considerations 
them hereunto moving but more especially the good Will & 
natural Affections they have unto their welbeloved & duti- 
ful Son Hezekiah Adams of aboves d York have given grant- 
ed bargained aliened enfeoffed & made over unto the s d 
Hezekiah & do by these Presents give grant bargain aliene 
enfeoffe & make over & fully freely and absolutely convey 
& confirm unto the s d Hezekiah his Heirs & Assigns for 
ever one Tract Parcel Lott or Piece of Woodland within 
this Town of York lying & being between Cap 1 Lewis Bane 
his House Lott & Situate Plains the which is by Estimation 
ten Acres be it more or less & is butted & bounded as fol- 
loweth viz Beginning at a Maple Tree marked on four Sides 
standing about four Pole North & by East from the North 
East Corner of the said Banes Land And runs from s d Ma- 
ple Tree West & by North twenty Poles to a % White Oak 
Tree marked on four Sides which happened to be a Pole 
short of the Extent of the s d twenty Poles from the Cor- 
ner Bounds & runs from thence North & by East eighty 
Poles to an Aps Tree marked on four Sides & from thence 
East & by South twenty Poles to a Beech Tree marked on 
four Sides and from thence South & by West to the Maple 
Tree above mentioned together with all the Rights Titles 
Interest Priviledges Appurtenances & Advantages thereunto 
belonging or any Ways at any Time redounding to the s d 
Land or any Part thereof both of Land swampy Ground 
Wood Underwood Timber Timber-Trees standing lying be- 
longing to s d Land unto the s d Hezekiah Adams & his Heirs 
& Assigns forever To have & to hold & quietly & peacea- 
bly to occupy & enjoy as a sure Estate in Fee simple (the 
s d Thomas & Hannah only reserving Priviledge to cutt fire 
wood for their own pticular Use during their natural Lives) 
and that they will defend the same from all Person or Per- 



Book XII, Fol. 50. 

sons whatsoever from by and under them their Heirs Exec r8 
or Admin 18 and that proceeding the Date hereof they the s d 
Thomas & Hannah do warrantize the above bargained Pre- 
misses with all its Priviledges unto the s d Hezekiah his Heirs 
& Assigns according to the Tenour hereof — In Witness 
here of the abovenamed Thomas Adams & Hannah his Wife 
hereunto set their Hands & Seals this fourteenth Day of 
January in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hun- 
dred & sixteen & in the second Year of the Reign of our 
Sovereign Lord George King of Great Britain &c 
Signed Sealed & Delivered 

in Presence of his 

John Burr ell Thomas p\ Adams (Seal) 

Abiell Goodwin mark 

Abra m Preble York sc / in York May y e 2 d 

1719 The above named Thomas 
Adams Sen r psonally appeared be- 
fore me the Subscriber one of his Ma- 
jesty's Justices of the Peace for & with- 
in s d County of York & acknowledged this 
above Deed of Gift to be his free Act & Deed 

Abra m Preble 
Aug* y e 8 th 172(3. A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg 1 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greeting 
Know ye that I Samuel Bragdon jun 1 of York 
Samii Bragdon \ n the County of York in the Province of the 
To Massachusetts Bay in New England Coaster 

Jos: Weare f or & i n Consideration of the Sum of twenty 

six Pounds currant Money of New England 
to me in Hand well & truly paid before the Ensealing here- 
of by Joseph Weare Jun r of s d York Planter the Receipt 
whereof I do hereby acknowledge to Satisfaction & thereof 
do exonerate acquit & discharge the s d Joseph Weare his 
Heirs Exec 18 Admin 18 for ever by these Presents have given 
granted bargained sold aliened conveyed & confirmed & by 
these Presents do fully freely clearly & absolutely give 
grant bargain sell aliene convey & confirm unto the s d Jos- 
eph Weare his Heirs & Assigns for ever all that I purchased 
of Jeremiah Weare late of s d York now of Boston in the 
County of Suffolk in the Province aforcs d Mariner by a 
Deed under his Hand & Seal bearing Date the twenty sixth 
Day of April last past it being all his the s d Jeremiah 
Weares Right Title Interest Estate Inheritance Part or Por- 



Book XII, Fol. 50. 

tion of in unto all his Father Elias Weare & Grandfather 
Peter Weare formerly of York afores d deceased their Es- 
tates be the same more or less situate lying & being at Cape 
Neddick in the Township of York afores d and be the same 
more or less or however bounded or Measuring lying at 
Neck of Land called Weares Neck To have and to hold the 
s d granted & bargained Premisses with all the. Appurtenan- 
ces Priviledges & Comodities to the same belonging or in 
any wise appertaining To him the s d Joseph Weare his 
Heirs & Assigns for ever — To his & their only proper Use 
Benefit & Behoofe for ever more And I the s d Samuel Brag- 
don for me my Heirs Exec rs & Admin ls do covenant prom- 
ise & grant to & with the the s d Joseph Weare his Heirs & 
Assigns that before the Ensealing & until the Delivery of 
these Presents I am the true sole & lawful Owner of the 
above bargained Premisses & am lawfully seized & possess- 
ed of the same in mine own Right as a good pfect & abso- 
lute Estate of Inheritance in Fee simple and have in my 
self good Right full Power & lawful Authority to grant bar- 
gain sell convey & confirm s d bargained Premisses in Man- 
ner as aboves d And that the s d Joseph Weare his Heirs & 
Assigns shall and may from Time to Time & at all Times 
for ever here after by Force & Virtue of these Presents law- 
fully peaceably & quietly have hold use occupy possess & 
enjoy the demised & bargained Premisses with the Appur- 
tenances free and clear & freely & clearly exonerated acquit- 
ted & discharged of & from all & all Manner of former & oth- 
er Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Leases Mortgages Wills In- 
tails Joyntures Dowries Judgments Executions Incumbran- 
ces & Extents Furthermore I the s d Samuel Bragdon for my 
self my Heirs Exec rs Admin 18 do covenant & engage the 
above demised Premisses to him the s d Joseph Weare his 
Heirs & Assigns against the lawful Claims & Demands of 
any Person or Persons for ever hereafter to warrant secure 
& defend — In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my 
Hand & Seal this twenty sixth Day of June Anno Domini 
one thousand seven hundred & twenty six — In the twelfth 
Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George King 
of Great Britain France & Ireland Defender of the Faith &c 
Signed Sealed & Delivered Samuel Bragdon (Seal) 

in Presence of us York sc | Aug* the 8 th 1726. 

Anthony Baker Samuel Bragdon psonally appeared 

Lucy Moody before me the Subscriber & freely ac- 
Jos : Moody knoAvledged this Instrument to be his free 

Act & Deed before me Samuel Came Jus : Peace 
Aug* 9. 1726. A true Copy of the Original Examined 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



BOOK AH, FOL. 51. 

Know all Men by these Presents that I Samuel Skillen of 
Kittery in the County of York in New England Shipwright 
for a valuable Consideration to me in Hand paid by William 
Willson of the same Place before the Ensealing & delivery 
hereof have given granted bargained & sold unto the afores d 
William Willson fifteen [51] Acres & half of a fifty Acre 
Grant granted me by the Town of Kittery in the Year 1703 
To have and to hold the said fifteen Acres & half of Land 
to him s d William W^illson & his Heirs & Assigns for ever 
— And 1 the s cl Samuel Skillen do covenant promise & grant 
to & with the s d William Willson & his Heirs Exec 18 Ad- 
min 18 & Assigns by these Presents that the aboves d fifteen 
Acres & half of the s d Grant are free & clear from all Man- 
ner of Incumbrances whatsoever — warranting the afores d 
Part of y e s d Grant from all Persons whatsoever laying a 
lawful Claim thereunto from by and under me — In Witness 
whereof I have hereunto set my Hand & Seal this 10 th Day 
of August Anno Domini 1719 Samuel Skilin (seal) 

Signed Sealed & delivered Kittery June y e 6. 1726 Then 
in Presence of us Samuel Skillen psonally appear- 

John Chapman ed before me one of his Majesty's 

Withers Berry Justices of the Peace for the County 
of York & acknowledged this Instrument 
to be his free Act & Deed 

W m Pepperrell 
August 22. 17 20. A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg 1 



To all people to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing Know ye That I Edmund Goff of Cam-. 
Edmd Goffe bridge in the County of Middle x in the Prov- 
To ince of the Massachusetts Bay in New Eng- 

W m Elliot l an d Esq 1 For & in Consideration of the Sum 

of three hundred Pounds to me in Hand be- 
fore the Ensealing hereof well & truly paid by William El- 
liott of Beverly in the County of Essex in the Province 
afores' 1 Mariner the Receipt whereof I do hereby acknowl- 
edge, & my self therewith fully satisfied & contented & 
thereof & of every Part & Parcel thereof do exonerate Ac- 
quit & discharge him the s d William Elliott his Heirs Exec rs 
Admin 18 for ever by these Presents have given granted bar- 
gained sold aliened conveyed & confirmed & by these Pres- 
ents do freely fully & absolutely give grant bargain sell 
aliene convey & confirm unto him the s d William Elliott his 
Heirs & Assigns forever all that my certain Farm situate 



Book XII, Fol. 51. 

lying & being in Cape Porpus alias Arundel in the County 
of York & Province of Main containing three hundred Acres 
more or less bounded Northerly on Bastons River Westerly 
on Stepping Stone Creek as the s d Creek runs up from s d 
Bastons River to the Stepping Stones so called, so up on a 
North westerly Line untill the s d three hundred Acres are 
compleated Southerly & Easterly on Land formerly Thomas 
Musseys so down to the Head of Musseys Creek so called or 
however otherwise bounded or reputed to be bounded — To- 
gether with one Quarter Part of a certain Saw Mill upon 
Middle River so called at Kenebunk with the Priviledge of 
the Stream & cutting of the Timber off the Comon for the 
Use of y e s tl Mill as granted by the Town of Cape Porpus 
alias Arundel to John Batson Isaac Cole and Sam 1 York To 
have and to hold the s d granted & bargained Premisses with 
all the Appurtenances Priviledges & Comodities to the same 
belonging or in any wise appertaining to him the s d William 
Elliott his Heirs & Assigns for ever To his & their only 
proper Use Benefit & Behoofe for ever. And I the s d Ed- 
mund Goffe for my self my Heirs Exec rs Admin 18 do cove- 
nant promise & grant to & with the s d William Elliott his 
Heirs & Assigns that before the Ensealing hereof I am the 
true sole & lawful Owner of the above bargained Premisses 
o & am lawfully seized & possessed of the same in my 
£ 2; own proper Right as a good Perfect & absolute Estate 
£ 3 of Inheritance in Fee simple — And have in my Self 
J g good Right ful Power And lawful Authority to grant 
§ a. bargain sell convey & confirm said bargained Prem- 
g* 3 isses in manner as aboves d And that the s d William El- 
» S liott his Heirs & Assigns shall & may from Time to 
Time & at all Times for ever hereafter by Force & 
Virtue of these Presents lawfully peaceably & quietly 
have hold use occupy possess & enjoy the s d demised 
g- & bargained Premisses with the Appurtenances free & 
3 2. clear & freely & clearly acquitted exonerated & dis- 
£ o charged of from all & all Manner of former or other 
» *£ Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Leases Mortgages Wills 
2 £ Entails Joyntures Dowries Judgments Executions or 
g,g Incumbrances of what Name or Nature soever that 
&o might in any Measure or Degree obstruct or make void 
b I this present Deed 

° 3 Furthermore I the s d Edmund Goffe for my self my 

o J? Heirs Exec 18 Admin 18 do covenant & engage the above 

"* demised Premisses to him the s d William Elliott his 

Heirs & Assigns against the lawful Claims or Demands of 

any Person or Persons whatsoever for ever hereafter to war- 



3 O 



CD C 

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Book XII, Eol. 51. 

rant secure & defend by these Presents — In Witness where- 
of I y e said Edmund Goffe have hereunto sett my Hand & 
Seal this first Day of June Anno Domini One thousand sev- 
en hundred & twenty five In the Eleventh Year of his Maj- 
esty's Reign Edm d Goffe (Seal) 
Signed Sealed & Delivered Middles x Charles Town Aug* 
in Presence of us 11. 1726. Col° Edmund Goffe 
John Webb psonally appearing Acknowledg- 
John Baxter ed the above Instrum* to be his free 
Act & Deed 

Before Me Daniel Russell Jus* peace 
Aug* 26. 1726. A true Copy of the Original Examined 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



This Indenture made the seventeenth Day of May Anno 
Domini One thousand seven hundred & t wen- 
Mary Rogers ty six between Mary Rogers Widow of Wil- 
To her Son ij am Rogers late of Kittery in the County of 

William York in the Province of the Massachusetts 

Bay in New England Yeoman deceas d of the 
one Part & Richard Pope of the same Place Shipwright of 
the other Part Witnesseth That the s d Mary Rogers for & 
in Consideration of the Parental Affection & tender regard 
she hath unto her welbeloved Son & only Child William 
Rogers & for the more secure settling an Estate upon him 
the s d William Rogers Hath given granted bargained enfeoff- 
ed & Confirmed & by these Presents doth give grant bar- 
gain enfeoff make over & Confirm unto the s d Richard Pope 
as a Feoffee in Trust for the s d William Rogers all the Es- 
tate both real & Personal of every Kind Quality & Specie 
Whatsoever which the s d William Rogers first mentioned 
died siezed of in all Parts & Places whatsoever which was 
given to Her in the Last Will & Testament of the s d William 
Rogers her deceased Husband only reserving to her Self the 
Use & Improvement of the House wherein she the s d Rog- 
ers now dwelleth & the Land containing One Acre thereto 
adjoyning & all the moveables of s d Estate (except the Cat- 
tle) & my thirds in the whole Estate during my natural 
Life & the Improvement & Income of the whole till the s d 
William Rogers shall come to be of the Age of one & twen- 
ty Years To have & to hold unto him the s d Richard Pope 
for the Use & Behoof of the s d William Rogers his Heirs & 
Assigns for ever together with all the Priviledges & Ap- 
purtenances thereto belonging or in any wise appertaining 
to be enjoyed by him the s d William Rogers after he shall 



Book XII, Fol. 52. 

come to be of the Age of one & twenty & to his Heirs & 
Assigns for ever (only reserving to her the s d Mary Rogers 
as is above reserved viz the House & Acre of Land & the 
Third Part of y e whole during [52] Her the s d Mary Rog- 
ers Natural Life & the Use of the whole Estate till the s cl 
William Rogers shall be of Age as aboves d ) and the s d Mary 
Rogers for her self her Heirs Exec rs & Admin 18 doth cove- 
nant promise & grant to & with the s d Richard Pope for the 
Use afores d & to no Other Use Intent or Purpose that she is 
the true sole & lawful Owner of the above grant Prem- 
ises & is siezed of them as a good perfect & absolute Estate 
of inheritance in Fee Simple & hath in her self good Right 
full Power & lawful Authority to dispose of the same as 
abovesaid And that the s d Richard Pope for the use aboves d 
& the s d William Rogers his Heirs & Assigns forever shall 
& may from Time to Time & at all Times for ever by Force 
& Virtue of these Presents lawfully peaceably & quietly 
have hold use occupy & possess the s d given & granted 
Premisses with all & every of the Priviledges & Appurte- 
nances thereto belonging or in any way appertaining free & 
clear & clearly exonerated acquitted & discharged of & from 
all Incumbrances whatsoever (except as is above reserved) 
Furthermore She the s d Mary Rogers for her self her Heirs 
Exec rs & Admin 18 doth Covenant & engage the afores d de- 
mised Premisses to him the s d Richard Pope for the Use 
afores d & to the s d William Rogers his Heirs & Assigns 
forever here after against the lawful Claims & Demands of 
all & every Person & Persons from by or under her to war- 
rant secure & defend by these Presents Provided neverthe- 
less that if the s d William Rogers shall die without Issue 
lawfully begotten of his body then the afore granted Prem- 
isses & every Part thereof with the appurtenances shall re- 
turn & remain to her the s d Mary Rogers her Heirs & As- 
signs in manner as if this Conveyance had never been made 
any thing herein to the Contrary in any wise notwithstand- 
ing — In Witness whereof the s d Mary Rogers hath hereunto 
set her Hand & Seal the Day & Year aboves d 
Signed Sealed & Delivered her 

in Presence of us Mary qD Rogers (Seal) 

Lucy Moodey mark 

Mary Donnell York sc July the 16 th 1726 Mary 

Jos : Moodey Rogers personally appeared before 

me the Subscriber and freely Acknowl- 
edged this instrument to be her free Act 
& Deed Before me Sam 11 Came J. peace 

Aug 1 30 th 1726 A true Copy of the Original Examined 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 

Book xii. 12 



Book XII, Fol. 52. 

This Indenture made the seventh Day of June Anno 
Domini One thousand seven hundred & twen- 
Mary Rogers ty six & in the twelfth Year of the Reign of 
& our Sovereign Lord George King of Great 

Richd Pope Brittain &c between Mary Rogers of Kittery 
in the County of York in the Province of the 
Massachusetts Bay in New England Widow & Relict of 
William Rogers late of Kittery deceased on the one part & 
Richard Pope of s d Kitter} r Shipwright on the other part 
Witnesseth That y e s d Mary Rogers for divers good Causes 
& Considerations her thereunto moving but more especially 
for & in Consideration of the Conditions & Covenants here- 
after mentioned to be performed by the s (1 Richard Pope his 
Heirs & Assigns hath demised leased set & to Farm let & 
by these Presents doth demise set & to Farm let unto the s d 
Richard Pope his Heirs & Assigns as follows viz a Tract 
of Land lying in s d Kittery containing twenty two acres 
bounded as is expressed in the returns for the same twelve 
Acres of it was laid out to the s d William Rogers by Daniel 
Emery Survey er & the return is recorded in the second 
Book of Records for the Town Kittery fol 25 th Eight Acres 
was laid out to s d Rogers by Withers Berry Surveyer for 
Kittery & the return is entered in Fol 44 th of s d Book of 
Records The other two Acres was laid out to s d William 
Rogers by s d Withers Berry & the return is entred in s d 
Book of Records fol° 45 th as by s d Records Reference being 
thereunto had may appear — As also twenty Acres of a four- 
ty Acre Lott of Wood Land lying in s d Kittery which s d 
Rogers bought the one half of it of Alexander Tomson of 
York & the other of Joseph Curtis of s d Kittery as by their 
Deeds on Record may appear the s d twenty Acres is the 
North Eastermost Part of the s d Tract — & likewise thirty 
five Acres of Land in s d Kittery being y e Half of seventy 
Acres which y e s d William Rogers died seized of in Partner- 
ship with Stephen Tobey of s d Kittery Together with all the 
Profits Priviledges & Advantages to the s d Tracts of Land 
belonging or in any wise belonging as also one Yoke of 
Oxen three Cows fair with Calf & one Mare of seven Years 
old only reserving & excepting the Timber & Trees of all 
Sorts growing or to be growing on the Premisses which the 
s d Pope shall Cut or fell nor suffer to be cut or fell no more 
of them shall be necessary for fencing the Premises To have 
& to hold the s d leased Premises to him the s d Pope his 
Heirs & Assigns from the fourth of August next ensuing 
the Date hereof during the full Term of eighteen Years — 
And in Consideration hereof the s d Richard Pope doth by 



Book XII, Fol. 52. 

these Presents bind himself his Heirs Exe ls & Administra- 
tors in Husbandly like manner to improve the Prem- 
o- <: ises during the Term afores d & not to suffer any waste 

1 £. to be made of the Wood or Timber of any Sort grow- 
3 > ing or that shall be growing thereon — And to deliver 
£> °g up unto the s d Mary Rogers her Heirs & Assigns at 
g £ the Expiration of the s d Term the s d Tracts of Land 
» p with their Appurtenances in as good Condition as they 
S? "5 are at present with respect to Fencing Standing there- 
| N on & in all other respects — As also to deliver unto the 
§' h s d Mary Rogers her Heirs & Assigns One Yoke of Ox- 

n en three Cows fair with Calf & one Mare not exeeed- 

g ing seven Year old And the s d Richard Pope his Heirs 

B' or Assigns shall pay unto the s d Mary Rogers her 

5 " Heirs & Assigns the Sum of Three Pounds in Good 

Z Bills of Credit or currant Silver Money Yearly & 

^ % every Year during the s d Term In Witness whereof 

* o the Parties to these Presents have hereunto inter- 

5 | changeably set their Hands & Seals the Day & Year 

2 © aboves d ^ her -r, . , N 
f & Signed Sealed & Delivered Ma ^ «? Ko S ers ( feeal ) 
^ o in Presence of us mark 

% |; Lucy Moody York sc July the 15. 1726 Mary 

^ ^ Jos: Moodey Rogers personally appeared before 

me the Subscriber and Acknowledged 

this Instrument to be her free Act & 

Deed Before me Sam 11 Came J peace 

This Indenture made the seventh Day of June Anno 
Domini One thousand seven hundred & twen- 
Richard Pope ty six & in the twelfth Year of the Reign of 
& our Soveraign Lord George King of Great 

Mary Rogers Brittain &c between Mary Rogers of Kittery 
in the County of York in the Province of the 
Massachusetts Bay in New England Widow & relict of Wil- 
liam Rogers late of s d Kittery deceased on the one part & 
Richard Pope of s d Kittery Shipwright on the other Part 
Witnesseth That the s d Mary Rogers for divers good Causes 

6 Considerations her thereunto moving but more especially 
for & in Consideration of the Conditions & Covenants here- 
after mentioned to be performed by the s d Richard Pope 
his Heirs & Assigns hath demised leased set & to 
Farm let & by these Presents doth demise set & to Farm let 
unto the s d Richard Pope his Heirs and Assignsn as fol- 
lows viz — A Tract of Land lying in s d Kittery containing 
twenty two Acres bounded as is expressed in ye Returns 



Book XII, Fol. 53. 

for y e same twelve Acres of it was laid out to the s (l Wil- 
liam Rogers by Daniel Emery Surveyer & the Return is re- 
corded in the second Book of Records for the Town of Kit- 
tery Fol. 25 th Eight Acres was laid out to s d Rogers by 
Withers Berry surveyer for Kittery & the return is entred 
in fol 44 of s d Book of Records The other two Acres was 

laid out to s d William Rogers by s d 

Withers Berry & the return is entred in s d Book of Records 
Fol 45 — as as by s d Records Reference being thereunto 
had may appear — As also twenty Acres of a (53) forty 
Acre Lott of Wood Land lying in s d Kittery which s d Rog- 
ers bought the one half of it of Alexander Tomson of York 
& the other of Joseph Curtis of s d Kitterj r as by their Deeds 
on Record may appear the s d Twenty Acres is the North 
Eastermost Part of the s d Tract — And likewise thirty five 
Acres of Land in s d Kittery being the half of Seven- 
ty Acres w c y e s d William Rogers died siezed of in partner- 
ship with Stephen Tobey of s d Kittery together with all the 
Profits Priviledges & Advantages to the s d Tracts of Land 
belonging or in any wise belonging as also one Yoke of 
Oxen three Cows fair with calf & one Mare of seven years 
Old only reserving & excepting the Timber & Trees of all 

Sorts growing or to be growing on the Premises 

w c the s d Pope shall cut or fell nor suffer to be cut or fell 
no more of than shall be necessary for fencing the Premises 
To have & To hold the s d Leased Premisses to him the s d 
Richard Pope his Heirs or Assigns from the fourth of Au- 
gust next ensuing y e Date hereof during the full Term of 
Eighteen Years — And in Consideration hereof the s d Rich- 
ard Pope doth by these Presents bind himself his Heirs 
Exec 18 & Admin rs in Husbandly like Manner to Improve the 
Premises during the Term afores d & not to suffer any waste 
to be made of the Wood or Timber of any Sort groAving or 
that shall be growing thereon & to deliver up unto the s d 
Mary Rogers her Heirs or Assigns at the Expiration of the 
s d Term the s d Tracts of Land with their Appurtenances in 
as good Condition as they are at Present w th Respect to 
Fencing standing thereon & in all other Respects as also to 
deliver unto the s d Mary Rogers her Heirs & Assigns One 
Yoke of Oxen three Cows fair with Calf & one Mare not 
exceeding seven Years Old — And the s d Richard Pope his 
I loirs or Assigns shall pay unto the s d Mary Rogers her 
Heirs & Assigns the Sum of Three 'Pounds in good Bills of 
Credit or currant Silver Money Yearly & every Year dur- 
ing the s d Term — In Witness whereof the Parties to these 
Presents have hereunto set their Hands & Seals interchange- 



Book XII, Fol. 53. 

ably the Day & Year aboves d 
Signed Sealed & Delivered 

in Presence of us hls 

Lucy Moody Richard -7^- Pope (Seal) 

Jos : Moody m ark 

York sc July 15. 1726 Rich- 
ard Pope personally appeared 
before me the Subscriber & free- 
ly Acknowledged this instrument to 
be his free Act & Deed 

Before me Sam 11 Came J peace 
August 30° 1726. A true Copy of the Original Examin- 
ed by Jos: Moody Reg r 



To all People to whom these Presents shall Come I Rich- 
ard Rice of the Town of Kittery in the Coun- 
Richd Rice ty of York in New England Yeoman Sendeth 

To his Son Greeting Know ye that I the s d Richard Rice 

Samuel f or & i n Consideration of the Natural Love & 

Affection which I have & do bear unto my 
well beloved Son Samuell Rice have given granted Aliened 
Enfeoffed & Confirmed And by these Presents do freely 
fully Clearly & absolutely give grant aliene enfeoff convey 
& confirm unto my s d Son & the heir male of his body law- 
fully Begotten & for want of such Heir Male then to Heirs 
female of his Body lawfully begotten & their Heirs forever 
All that my Dwelling House out Houses & Lands thereunto 
belonging & adjoyning Containing by Estimation one hun- 
dred Acres be the same more or less Scituate lying & being 
within the Town of Kittery afores d Near the Ferry from 
Portsmouth & butting on the Road to York from s d Ferry 
Always Excepting and reserving unto my Self the use & In- 
come of the Same during my life and the disposal of one 
Acre of Land at or near the water side of Piscataqua River 
as I shall see Good to take or bound out the same and give 
or sell as I shall see meet To have and to hold all & singu- 
lar the aboves d Houses & Lands & all & singular the privi- 
ledges & Appurtenances thereunto belonging (Except the 
before excepted) unto my s d Son Samuell Rice And the 
heirs Male of his body lawfully Begotten and for want of 
such heir then to the Heirs female of his body lawfully be- 
gotten & their heirs 'forever to them & their own proper 
use And uses forever (after my Decease) lawfully peacea- 
bly & Quietly to have hold occupy Possess & Enjoy for 
ever In Witness whereof I the s d Richard Rice have here- 



Book XII, Fol. 53. 

unto set my hand & Seal this thirtieth day of August Anno 
Domini 1726. Richard Rice (Seal) 

Signed Scaled & Delivered Province of Xew- 

in Presence of us hampshire Richard 

Elisha Mason Rice appeared before 

James Jeffry me the Subscriber & Ac- 

knowledged the within writ- 
ten instrument to be his free & 
Voluntary Act & Deed & his hand 
& Seal 

p W Hunking of y e Counsell & J P. 
Aug 1 31. 1726. A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos: Moody Reg 1 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing Know ye that I William Elliot of Beverly 
W™ Elliot i n the County of Essex within his Majestys 

To Province of the Massachusetts Bay in new 

Jno Fairfield England Mariner for & in Consideration of 
the Sum of One Hundred & twenty five 
Pounds to me in hand before the Ensealing hereof well & 
truly paid by John Fairfield of Wells in the County of York 
& Province afores d Mariner the receipt whereof I do hereby 
Acknowledge & my self therewith fully satisfied & content- 
ed & thereof & of every part & parcel thereof do exonerate 
acquit & discharge him the s d John Fairfield his Heirs 
Exec rs Admin rs forever by these presents have given grant- 
ed bargained Sold aliened conveyed & Confirmed & by these 
Presents do freely fully & absolutely give grant bargain sell 
aliene convey & confirm unto him the s d John Fairfield his 
Heirs & Assigns foreyer the one full Moiety of all that 
Farm which I purchased of Edmund Goffe Esq 1 ' situate ly- 
ing & being in Cape porpus alias Arundel in the County of 
York afores d containing three hundred Acres more or less 



bound Northerly by Batsons river Westerly on Stepping 
Stone Creek as the s d Creek runs up from s d Batsons River 
to the stepping stones so called so up on a North Westerly 
Line until the s d three hundred Acres are compleated South- 
erly & Easterly on Land formerly Thomas Musseys so down 
to the Head of Mussey's creek so called or however other- 
wise bounded or reputed to be bounded as by a deed of 
Sale under the Hand & Seal of the s d Edmund Goffe bear- 
ing date the first Day of June Anno Domini One thousand 
seven hundred & twenty five may appear To have and to 
hold the one full Moiety or half Part of the s d Farm for 



Book XII, Fol. 54. 

Quantity & Quality together with one half part of all the 
Appurtenances Priviledges & Comodities to the same be- 
longing or in any wise appertaining to him the s d John 
Fairfield his Heirs & Assigns for ever to his & their only 
proper Use Benefit. & Behoof forever. And I the s d Wil- 
liam Elliott for my self my Heirs Exce rs Admin rs do cove- 
nant promise & grant to & with the s d John Fairfield his 
Heirs & Assigns that before the Ensealing hereof I am the 
true sole & lawful Owner of the above bargained Premises 
& am laAvfully seized & possessed of the same in mine own 
proper Right as a Good perfect & absolute Estate of Inheri- 
tance in Fee Simple. And have in my self good Right full 
power & lawful authority to grant bargain sell convey & 
confirm s d bargained Premises in Manner as aboves d And 
that the s d John Fairfield his Heirs & Assigns shall & may 
from Time to Time & at all Times for ever hereafter by 
Force & Virtue of these Presents lawfully peaceably & 
quietly have hold use occupy possess & enjoy the s d demis- 
ed and bargained Premises with the Appurtenances free & 
clear & freely & clearly exonerated acquitted & discharged 
of from all & all manner of former [54] And other Gifts 
Grants Bargains Sales Leases Mortgages Wills Entails Joy- 
ntures Dowries Judgments Executions or Incumbrances of 
what Name or Nature soever that might in any measure or 
Degree obstruct or make void this Present Deed — Further- 
more I the s d William Elliott for my self my Heirs Exec rs 
Admin rs do covenant & engage the above demised Premises 
to him the s d John Fairfield his Heirs & Assigns against the 
lawful Claims & Demands of any Person or Persons whatso- 
ever forever hereafter to warrant secure & defend by these 
Presents In witness whereof I the s d William Elliot have 
hereunto sett my hand & Seal the 26 th Day of August — 
Anno Domini One thousand seven hundred & twenty six 
In the thirteenth Year of his Majestys Reign 
Signed Sealed & Delivered William Elliot (Seal) 

in Presence of us Augs 1 26 th 1726. 

Samuel Moodey York ss Then Wil- 

Lucy Moodey Ham Eliot Personally ap- 

Jos : Moodey peared before me & ac- 

knowledged the Within men- 
tioned Deed To be his free Act & 
Deed 

Before me Joseph Hill J peace 
Sep* 5. 1726 A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



Book XII, Fol. 54. 

Know all Men by these Presents that I John Woodbridge 
of York in the County of York in the Pro- 
Jno woodbridge v i nce f the Massachusetts Bay in New 
To England Innholder for & in Consideration 

Eb. Blasdell f the Sum of four Pounds fifteen Shillings 
in good Bills of Credit to me in hand paid be- 
fore the Ensealing hereof by Ebenezer Blasdel of s d York 
Cooper the Receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge have 
Given Granted Bargained Sold Aliened Conveyed & Con- 
firmed & by these Presents do Give Grant bargain sell 
aliene convey & Confirm unto the s d Ebenezer Blasdel his 
Heirs & Assigns forever a certain parcel of Salt Marsh & 
Thatch Ground lying on the South west Side of York 
River being all the Marsh & Thatch Ground that lies the 
whole breadth of the Land that s d Blasdel now liveth on & 
possesses between s d Land & the River afores d on the South 
West Side thereof together with all the Priviledges & Ap- 
purtenances thereunto belonging To have & to hold the s d 
bargained Premises & the Appurtenances as a good perfect 
& absolute Estate of Inheritance in Fee Simple to the s d 
Ebenezer Blasdel his Heirs & Assigns to his & their Sole 
Use Benefit & Behoffe forever And that quitted & discharg- 
ed of all Incumbrances whatsoever — And the s d John Wood- 
bridge doth Covenant & Engage for himself his Heirs 
Exec 1 ' 8 & Admin rs the above bargained Premises to the s d 
Ebenezer Blasdel his heirs & Assigns against the lawful 
Claims & Demands of any Person whatsoever for ever here 
after to warrant Secure & Defend — In witness whereof the 
s d John Woodbridge hath hereunto set his Hand & Seal this 
Seventh day of October Anno Domini One thousand seven 
hundred & twenty five & in the twelfth Year of King 
Georges Reign John Woodbridge (Seal) 

Signed Sealed & Delivered York Sc April 7. 

in presence of us 1726. This day the 

John Battin above named John Wood- 

Jacob Londen bridge personally appearing 

acknoA\ T ledo;ed this Instrument in 
writing to be his free Act & Deed 
Before me Samuel Came J. Pac s 
Sep* 8 1726 A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg 1 



Book XII, Fol. 54. 

To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing Know ye that I William Moodey of New- 
Wm Moody berry in the County of Essex in the Province 
To of the Massachusetts Bay in New England 

Ch. Pottle f or & m Consideration of two hundred 

Pounds in Province Bills to me in hand paid 
& by Bill secured have Have given granted & confirmed & 
by these Presents do freely fully & absolutely give grant 
bargain sell alienate convey & confirm unto Christopher 
Pottell of York in the County of York & Province afores d 
A Certain Tract of Land Scituate lying & being in s d Town 
of York containing forty Acres & is bounded as followeth 
By York River on the North East End & on the South west 
End by Kittery Line & on the South Easterly side on 
Thomas Bakers Land & my own Land and North Westerly 
by my own Land To Have & to hold with all the Appurte- 
nances Priviledges & comodities to the same belonging or 
in any ways appertaining to him the s d Christopher Pottell 
and his Heirs & Assigns for ever as a Good & lawful & ab- 
solute estate of Inheritance in Fee Simple without any let 
or denial or molestation of me s d Moodey or any other Per- 
son whatsoever & forever hereafter do Warrant to Secure & 
Defend And I the s d William Moodey for me my heirs 
Executors and Administrators Do Covenant & Promise to & 
with the s d Christopher Pottell that I am the true Sole & 
lawful Owner of the above bargained Premises & have in 
my self Good right full power & lawful Authority to make 
this Deed of Sale & that he s d Pottell and his Heirs Execu- 
tors Admin 18 & Assigns shall from Time to Time & at all 
Times for ever hereafter by force & Vertue of these Presents 
Peaceably & quietly have hold use occupy possess & enjoy 
the s d bargained Premises free & clear from all former & 
other gifts Grants bargains sales or incumbrances whatso- 
ever In Confirmation of all & Singular the Premises aboves d 
I have hereunto set my hand & Seal this twenty seventh 
Day August Anno Dom one thousand seven hundred & 
twenty six 

Signed Sealed & Delivered William Moodey (Seal) 

in Presence of us Essex Aug* the 27 th 

John Dummer Day Anno Dom 1726 

Mercy Dummer The within named Wil- 

liam Moodey Personally 
Appeared & Acknowledged this 
Instrument to be his free act & Deed 
Before me John Dummer J Pec 
Sep 1 9 1726 A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



Book XII, Fol. 55. 

To all People to whom these Presents may come I Mary 
Blackledge of York in the County of York 
Ma Blackledge [ n the Province of the Massachusetts Bay 
To in New England Widow send Greeting 

Jos: Freethy Know ye that I the s d Mary Blackledge for 

& in Consideration of the natural love & 
Affection which I have & bear unto my well beloved Son 
Joseph Freethy of s d York Yeamon have given granted 
aliened enfeoffed & confirmed & by these Presents do free- 
ly fully & absolutely give grant aliene enfeoft convey & 
confirm unto my s d Son & his Heirs & Assigns forever a 
certain Tract or Parcel of Land together with a Parcell of 
Marsh thereto adjoyning Scituate lying & being in the 
Township of York the Land containing about twelve Acres 
& the Marsh about four Acres be the same more or less but- 
ted & bounded as followeth viz On the South East Side by 
a Creek comonly called Bass Cove on the South west by 
[55] York River on the North west by Land of Cap* Now- 
els & on the North East by a Tract of Land which John 
Burrel sold to the s d Joseph Freethy Decemb 1 ' 4 th 1717 as 
by an Instrument on Record may appear — To have and to 
hold the s d Land.& Marsh with all the Priviledges Appurte- 
nances & Commodities thereto belonging or in any wise ap- 
pertaining to him the s d Joseph Freethy his Heirs & As- 
signs from the Day of my Decease for ever To his & their 
only proper Use Benefit & Behoofe thenceforth & for ever 
more In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & 
Seal the Eighth Day of September Anno Domini 1726 & 
in the thirteenth Year of his Majestys King Georges Reign 

her 

Mary fu Blackleg (seal) 
Signed Sealed & Delivered mar k 

in Presence of us York sc | 

Jonathan Youns: September 8. 

his 1726 This Day 

JohnV Parker the above named Mary 

mark Blackledge Personally Ap- 

peared before me the Sub- 
scriber one of his Majesty's 
Justices of the Peace for the Coun- 
ty of York & acknowledged the above 
written Instrument with her hand & Seal 
affixed to be her Voluntary Act & Deed 

Samuel Came 
Septemb r 9 1726. A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



Book XII, Fol. 55. 

To all People to whom these Presents shall Come Greet- 
ing &c Know ye That I Samuel Johnson of 
Sam" Johnson York in the County of York in the Provinee 
To of the Massachusetts Bay In New England 

Peter Weare Husbandman for divers good causes & Consid- 
erations me thereunto moving but more es- 
pecially for & in Consideration of the Sum of Seventy 
Pounds in good Public Bills of Credit on the Province afore sd 
to me in Hand before the Ensealing hereof well & truly paid 
by Peter Weare of the Town County & Province afores d 
Husbandman the Receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge & 
my self therewith fully satisfied contented & paid & thereof 
& of every part & parcel thereof do exonerate acquit & dis- 
charge the s cl Peter Weare his Heirs Exec rS Administrators 
for ever by these Presents have given granted bargained 
sold aliened conveyed & Confirmed & by these Presents do 
freely fully &. absolutely give grant bargain sell aliene con- 
vey & confirm unto him the s d Peter Weare his Heirs & As- 
signs for ever a certain Messuage or parcel of Land scituate 
lying & being in the Township of York on the South West 
side of the Brook called the Little River at a Place called 
the ragged Plain containing by Estimation about twenty 
acres be the same more or less It being the Part & Propor- 
tion of my Sisters Ruth Mary Sarah & my self of that Tract 
of Land that my Honoured Father Samuel Johnson died 
seized of at the ragged Plain afores d I having purchased the 
Rights of my s d Three Sisters & is butted & bounded as fol- 
loweth viz beginning at a White Oak Tree standing on 
Ledge of Rocks at the North West End of s d Tract of Land 
which is my Brother Benjamins Northerly Corner Bounds 
& runs from thence North Eastwardly bounding on the Min- 
isterial Lott fifty four Poles to the Little River afores d & 
then bounding on the little river it runs South Eastwardly 
seventy two Poles & runs from thence bounding on the Road 
that leads into the Woods thirty six poles South Westward- 
ly to the North East Corner of Benjamins Lott afore s d & 
from thence runs North West a little westerly bounding on 
Benjamins Lott 20 Poles to a great Hemlock Tree marked 
& from thence runs a little more Northwardly still bounding 
on Benjamins Lott sixt}^ Pole to the Place begun at — To 
have and to hold the s d Tract of Land with all, the Privi- 
ledges Appurtenances & Comodities to the same belonging 
or in any wise appertaining to him the s d Peter Weare his 
Heirs & Assigns forever To his & their only proper Use Ben- 
efit & Behoof for ever And I the s d Samuel Johnson for me 
my Heirs Exec rs & Admin 18 do covenant promise & grant to 



Book XII, Fol. 55. 

& with the s d Peter Weare his Heirs & Assigns y* before 
the Ensealing hereof I am the true sole & lawful Owner of 
the above bargained Premises & am lawfully seized & pos- 
sessed of the same in my own proper right as a good perfect 
& absolute Estate of Inheritance in Fee simple : And have 
in my Selfe good Right full Power & lawful Authority to 
grant bargain sell convey & confirm s d bargained Premises 
in Manner as aboves d And that the s d Peter Weare his Heirs 
& Assigns shall & may from Time to Time & at all Times 
for ever hereafter by force & Virtue of these Presents law- 
fully peaceably & quietly have hold use occupy possess & 
enjoy the s d demised & bargained Premises with the Appur- 
tenances free & clear & freely & clearly exonerated acquit- 
ted & discharged of from all & all Manner of former & oth- 
er Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Leases Mortgages Wills En- 
tails Joyntures Dowries Judgments Executions Incumbran- 
ces & Extents Furthermore 1 the s d Samuel Johnson for my 
self my Heirs Exec rs Admin rs do covenant & engage the 
above demised Premises to him the s d Peter Weare his Heirs 
& Assigns against the lawful Claims & Demands of any Per- 
son or Persons whatsoever for ever hereafter to warrant 
secure & defend by these Presents And Sarah John- 
son the wife of me the s d Samuel Johnson doth by these Pres- 
ents freely willingly give yield up & surrender all her 
right of Dowery <& Power of Thirds of in & unto the above 
demised Premises unto him the s d Peter Weare his Heirs 
& Assigns In Witness whereof I the s d Samuel Johnson and 
Sarah my wife have hereunto set our hands & Seals this 
ninth Day of September in the Year of our Lord One thou- 
sand seven hundred & twenty six & in the thirteenth Year 
of King Georges Reign The Word [Westerly] against 

Signed Sealed & Delivered Line 32 d & the Words [thence] 
in Presence of us & North between Line 32 d &Line 

Samuel Came 33 d were written before Signing 

Jos: Moody Samuel Johnson (Seal) 

Sarah Johnson (Seal) 
York sc | Septemb 1 ' 9. 1726 Samuel Johnson & Sarah 
Johnson acknowledged the above & within written Instru- 
ment to be their free Act & Deed 

before me Sam 11 Came Jus. Pac s 
September the 9 th 1726. A true Copy of the Original Ex- 
amined by Jos : Moody Reg 1 



B&ok XII, Fol. 56. 

[56] This Indenture of Agreement made the fourth Day 
of November Anno Domini One thousand sev- 
An Stoddard e n hundred & Nineteen Anno R R 8 Georgii 
& Magna Britannia sexto Between Anthony 

Charles Little Stoddard of Boston in the County of Suffolk 
in the Province of the Massachusetts Bay in 
New England Esq 1 ' on the one part and Charles Little in the 
County of Plymouth in New England afores d Merchant of 
the other part Whereas John Leverett, Elisha Cooke and 
Nathaniel Hubbard Esq rs Hannah Davis Rebecca Loyd Wid- 
ows Nathaniel Byfield Esq r & Sarah By field his Wife, John 
Bradford & Spencer Phipps Esq rs Have Declared admitted 
& Allowed the s d Anthony Stoddard to be one of their As- 
signs and Associates in & to A Certain Tract of Land Scitu- 
ate & being in the Eastern parts of New England afores d 
Containing by Estimation Ten Leagues from a Certain Place 
called & known by the name of Muscongus into the Main 
Land & Ten Leagues on the Sea Coasts with all the Islands 
within the space of three Miles of s d Lands or any of them 
as fully described in the Pattent or Grant from the Council 
Established at Plymouth in the County of Devon within the 
Realm of England for planting Ruling ordering and Govern- 
ing of New England in America bearing Date the thirteenth 
Day of March in the Fifth Year of King Charles the first 
Anno Domini 1629 with the Common Seal of the s d Coun- 
cil thereunto Append* and signed R. Warwick, wherein the 
s d Tract of Land is Granted unto John Beauchamp of Lon- 
don Gent" & Thomas Leverett of Boston in the County of 
Lyncoln Gent n To them & to their Heirs & Associates & As- 
signs and whereas the s d John Leverett Cum aliis in & by 
their Indenture of Agreement for Settling & Peopling of s d 
Tract of Land and for severell other considerations Condi- 
tions and agreements made done & performed on the part & 
behalf of the several Assigns and Associates, Their sever- 
all respective Execut 18 Admin 18 & Assigns forever in Equal 
Right with the Ten Proprietors and Owners in s d Tract of 
Land & Islands the whole to be Divided into Thirty Equal 
Parts & no more whereof the s d Anthony Stoddard One of 
the s d Assigns & Associates as afores d Hath one Thirtieth 
part of s d Tract of Land & Islands Assigned to him to be 
holden by him his Heirs and Assigns forever as by the s d 
Indenture of Agreement bearing Date y e Fifteenth Day of 
August last past Now this Indenture Witnesseth that the s d 
Anthony Stoddard for the Considerations & Conditions 
herein after mentioned to be made done & performed by the 
s d Charles Little hath & by these Presents doth Assign & 



Book XII, Fol. 56. 

make over unto the s d Charles Little His Heirs & Assigns 
all his right and Interest in One full half part of One Thir- 
tieth part of the s d Tract of Land & Islands Granted unto y e 
s d Anthony Stoddard with one Half part of the profits privi- 
ledges and Advantages whatsoever belonging to one Thirty- 
eth part of s d Tract of Land called Muscongus & half Part 
of the Thirtieth part of Islands aboves d To have & to hold 
said hereby assigned Premises unto the s d Charles Little his 
Heirs and Assigns to his & their only sole proper use bene- 
fit and behoofe forever Provided always and upon condition 
nevertheless that the s d Charles Little his Heirs Execut rs & 
Admin 1 ' 8 Shall & doe at all Time & Times hereafter well & 
faithfully do Act transact & Accomplish & perform all & 
every matter & thing whatsoever covenanted & agreed to by 
the s d Anthony Stoddard in the afore recited Indenture by 
him to be made done & performed As also by another In- 
strument of Agreement made Signed & Sealed Between 
Jahleel Brenton, John Clark, Samuell Browne, Thomas 
Fitch, Adam Winthrop, Samuel Thaxter, Oliver Noyes, 
Stephen Minot, Thomas Westbrook, & Anthony Stoddard 
Esq rs Thomas Smith John Smith Jose Apleton, Thomas 
Fairweather, Henry Frankly n, Gilbert Bant & Benjamin 
Bronsdon, William Clark, John Oultou, Jonathan Waldo 
Cornelius Waldo & John Jeffries who are the twenty As- 
signs or Associates who are to be at & bear the Charge of 
Erecting Two Saw Mills & settling the Premisses which In- 
strument bears date the first Day of September One thous- 
and seven hundred & nineteen reference thereunto being 
had may more fully appear excepting what the s d Anthony 
Stoddard may & shall choose or see cause to do or Act in 
by Himself his Attorney or Proxie - his Heirs Execut rs Ad- 
min rs or Assigns and that the s d Charles Little his Execut 18 
or Admin 1 s be at and shall defray & pay unto the s d Antho- 
ny Stoddard his Heirs Execut rs Admin rs or Assigns the 
whole and all manner of the s d Anthony Stoddard his part 
of costs & charges that shall any ways accrew arise or be 
incumbent on him the s d Anthony Stoddard his Heirs Ex- 
ecut 1 ' 8 or Admin 1 ' 8 to pay in the carrying on or bringing for- 
ward the Settling two Towns & Erecting of Two Saw-Mills 
on s d Land as mentioned in the afore recited Instrument or 
Agreement And that in case the s d Charles Little his Heirs 
Execut 18 or Admin rs shall neglect or refuse to pa}^ the whole 
or any part of such sum or sums of Mony that shall be in- 
cumbent on the s d Anthony Stoddard his Heirs Execut 18 Ad- 
min" or Assigns to pay for the commencing carrying for- 
ward & perfecting the s d designed settlements & continue 



Book XII, Fol. 57. 

so to do for the space of Three Months after demand made 
by the s d Anthony his Heirs Exeeut 18 Admin 18 or Assigns 
that then the s d Anthony Stoddard his Heirs Exec rs Ad- 
min 18 or Assigns shall hereby have full liberty and power to 
dispose or make Sale of the aboves d Lands & Islands which 
are hereby conveyed to the aforenam" 1 Charles Little his 
Heirs Exec 18 Admin 18 & Assigns or any Part or Parts of s d 
Lands or such Parts thereof as shall be necessary to dis- 
charge & pay himself & the Surplusage thereof if any should 
happen shall be returned and paid unto y e said Charles Lit- 
tle or his legal Representatives And it is further agreed up- 
on that the s d Charles Little shall & will submit agree & 
consent unto all Articles of Agreement Votes or Disposi- 
tions of any Part of the^s d Lands or Islands or otherwise 
that has been or shall be made or agreed unto between for 
by the other or major Part of the Associates or Partners of 
s d Lands & also if at any Time hereafter it be found fitting 
or necessary for the above Associates their Heirs Exec rs Ad- 
min 18 or Assigns to allow to any other Person or Persons an 
One & thirtieth Part of the above mentioned Lands [57] 
And Islands That then the s d Charles Little his Heirs Exec 18 
Admin rs or Assigns shall & will consent to the same & al- 
low thereof. It is to be understood & intended that it is 
the full twentieth Part of the whole Charge of the above 
named twenty Associates which is the aboves d Anthony 
Stoddard his Part & that is now incumbent on the above- 
named Charles Little to pay In Witness whereof the Par- 
ties to these Presents have hereunto interchangeably set 
their Hands and Seals the Day & Year first above written 
Signed Sealed & Delivered Anthony Stoddard (Seal) 
in the Presence of us Suffolk sc | Boston May the 4 th 
Jacob Williams 1722 Anthony Stoddard Esq 1 ap- 

Sam 1 Sleigh peared & acknowledged the above 

Instrument to be his Act & Deed 
Before me Sam 11 Checkly Jus : Peace 
Sept r 12. 1726. A true Copy of Original Examined 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



To all People unto whom this present Deed of Sale shall 
come William Jones of Boston in the County 
Wn. Jones f Suffolk & Province of the Massachusetts 

To Bay in New England Mariner Sendeth Greet- 

Mat: Patten [ n g Know ye that I the s d William Jones for 
& in Consideration of the Sum of Sixty two 
Pounds & Ten Shillings in money to me in Hand at & be- 
fore the Ensealing & Delivery hereof well & truly paid by 



Book Ail, Fol. 57. 

Matthew Patten of Wells in the County of York & Province 
of the Massachusetts Bay in New England Blacksmith the 
Receipt whereof I hereby acknowledge and thereof and of 
Every part & parcel thereof Do acquit & discharge the s d 
Matthew Patten his Heirs Execut 18 & Admin 1 ' 8 & every part 
of them forever by these Presents Have given granted bar- 
gained Sold released aliened Conveyed & Confirmed & by 
these Presents Do fully & absolutely give grant bargain Sell 
release aliene Enfeoffe Convey and Confirm unto the s (l 
MattheAv Patten his Heirs & Assigns forever A Certain 
Tract or Parcel of up Land containing fifty Acres Scituate 
lying & being on the Northerly Side of Saco River in the 
Town formerly called Saco Town now named Biddeford in 
the County of York af ores d in the late Province of Main be- 
ing butted & bounded as followeth viz* Southerly by the 
Meadow of Robert Edgcomb & so running up Northerly 
from s d Meadow the breadth that s d Land Contains between 
the Land of Thomas Hawkins & Humphrey Scamons who 
is bounded on the west and East Sides of s d Land until it 
makes the s d Fifty Acres Also six Acres of Meadow Lying 
& adjoyning nearest to the s d Upland Also six Acres more 
Meadow lying at a Place called Goose Fair Together with 
all & Singular the Rights members Comodities Immunities 
profits priviledges & Appurtenances whatsoever to the s d 
Granted Lands belonging or in any wise appertaining Also 
all the Estate Right Title Interest Inheritance Use Proper- 
ty possession Claim and demand whatsoever of me the s d 
William Jones of in & to the s d Granted Premisses with 
the reversion & Reversions Remainder & Remainders of the 
Same To have and to hold all & every the s d Granted Lands 
& premises with the Rights members & Appurtenances 
thereof unto the s d Matthew Patten his Heirs & Assigns 
to his & their only proper use benefit <fe behoof forever 
And I the s d William Jones Do avouch my self at the Time 
of the Ensealing until the Delivery hereof to be the true 
Sole & Lawful Owner of all the s d Granted premisses & 
that I have in my self full power good right & & lawful 
Authority to grant sell & convey the same in manner as 
afores d free & Clear & fully & Clearly Acquitted & dis- 
charged of & from all & all manner of former & other Gifts 
Grants bargains Sales Leases Mortgages Wills Entails 
Dowries Titles Troubles Charges & incumbrances whatso- 
ever & for my self my Heirs Execut rs & Admin 18 Do hereby 
Covenant promise grant & agree from time to time & at all 
Times for ever hereafter to Warrant & Defend the s d 
Granted Lands & Premises with there Appurtenances unto 



Book XII, Fol. 58. 

the s d Matthew Patten his Heirs & Assigns forever against 
the lawful Claims & Demands of all & every Person & Per- 
sons whomsoever In Witness whereof I the s d William Jones 
And Ann my Wife in Testimony of her free consent to this 
bargain & Sale and full relinquishment and quit claim of all 
her right of Dowrie & Thirds of & in the s d Granted prem- 
ises have hereunto set our Hands & Seals this Second day 
September Anno Domini 1726. Annoq r R 1 R is Georgii 
Magna Brittannia & tertio William Jones (Seal) 

Signed Sealed & Delivered Si s 

in the Presence of us J 

John Walker Ann %jh' ? Jones (Seal) 

Jos : Marion 

Suffolk Boston Septem br 2 d 1726 Received on the day 
M r William Jones & Ann his of the Date above of 

Wife personally Appearing M 1 Matthew Patten the 

Acknowledged the afore Sum of Sixty Two 

written Instrument to be Pounds & Ten Shillings 

their free Act & Deed being the full Considera- 

Beforc me Habijah tion within Expressed p Wil- 

Savage J Pea liam Jones 

Sep 1 14 1726 A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg 1 ' 



To all People to whom these Presents shall Come Greet- 
ing Know ye that I Stephen Harden of 
Step: Harden Arundel in the County of York in the Prov- 
To ince of Main for and in Consideration of the 

Dav: Losen Sum of forty five Pounds to me in hand paid 
before the ensealing hereof by David Lasen 
of Wells in the County of York afores d the Receipt where- 
of I do hereby acknowledge & my self therewith fully satis- 
fied & contented & thereof & of every part & parcel thereof 
do exonerate acquit & discharge the s d David Lasen his 
Heirs Execu ls Admin 1 ' 8 forever by these Presents have given 
granted bargained Sold aliened conveyed & confirmed & by 
these presents do freely fully & absolutely Give Grant Bar- 
gain Sell Aliene Convey & Confirm unto him the s d David 
Lasen his Heirs & Assigns forever one [58] Messuage or 
Tract of Upland & Marsh scituate lying & being in Wells 
in the County of York afores d Containing by Estimation 
one fifty Acres being more or less butted & bounded as fol- 
loweth viz Westerly on the Land of the aboves d David 
Losen & Southerly on the Mill Creek so running from y e 
Mill Creek North West over the highest Part of the Rockey 

Book xii. 13 



Book XII, Fol. 58. 

Hill to the Northermost Branch of the Pond Marsh seventy 
Rods & half from the Partings of the Creek in the Norther- 
most Branch the s d Losens Bounds begins and runs up the 
Branch so far as is any Salt Marsh on both Sides the Creek 
within the Bounds of the hath to the Quantity of four Acres 
be it more or less & from thence running by the Land of 
M r Halee to Cannebunk River & so running as the River 
Runs till we come to the Land of the aboves d Losen of Up 
Land & Marsh To have and to hold the aboves' 1 Premisses 
with all the Appurtenances Priviledgcs & Coinodities to the 
same belonging or in any wise appertaining to him the s d 
Daniel Losen his Heirs & Assigns for ever To his & their 
only proper Use Benefit & Behoofe for ever And I the s d 
Stephen Harden for me my Heirs Executors Admin 1 ' 8 do 
covenant promise & grant to & Avith the s d David Losen his 
Heirs & Assigns that before the Ensealing hereof I am the 
true sole & lawful Owner of the above bargained Premisses 
& am lawfully seized & possessed of the same in mine own 
proper Right as a good perfect & absolute Estate of Inheri- 
tance in Fee simple &> have in my self good Right full Pow- 
er & lawful Authority to grant bargain sell convey & con- 
firm the s d bargained Premisses in Manner aboves d & that 
the s cl David Losen his Heirs & Assigns shall & may from 
Time to Time & at all Times for ever hereafter by Force & 
Virtue of these Presents lawfully peaceably & quietly have 
hold use occupy possess & enjoy the s d demised & bargain- 
ed Premisses with the Appurtenances free & clear and free- 
ly & clearly acquitted exonerated & discharged of from all 
& all Manner of former or other Gifts Grants Bargains 
Sales Leases Mortgages Wills Entails Joyntures Dowries 
Judgments Executions Encumbrances & Extents: — Further- 
more I the s d Stephen Harden for my self my Heirs Exec rs 
Admin rs do covenant '& engage the above demised Premis- 
ses to him the s d David Losen his Heirs & Assigns against 
the lawful Claims or Demands of any Person whatsoever — 
Furthermore I the s d Stephen Harden do by these Presents 
bind my self & my Heirs that David Losen & his Heirs shall 
have a convenient Way through my Land to the Sea Wall 
from this Time forward And I the s d David Losen bind my 
self & my Heirs that the aboves d Stephen Harden & his 
Heirs shall have a convenient high Way through the aboves d 
Land to M r Halee his Land — And Abigail Harden the Wife 
of Stephen Harden doth by these Presents freely willing 
give up & surrender all her Right of Dowry and Power of 
Thirds in & unto the aboves d Premisses unto him the s d 
David Losen his Heirs & Assigns In Witness whereof we 



Book XII, Fol. 58. 

the s d Stephen Harden & Abigail Harden have hereunto set 
our Hands & Seals this fifteenth Day of December in the 
twelfth Year of the Reign of our Lord One thousand seven 
hundred & twenty five 

Signed Sealed & Delivered Before Ensealing hereof it 
in Presence of us is to be understood that the 

Daniel Green leaf North West Line at the 

John Coker Rockey Hill is about ten or 

John Freese fifteen Rods from the first 

Creeks Mouth Westerly from 
s d Losens 
Stephen Harding (Seal) 

Mark 

Abigail -^J Harding (Seal) 

her 

York sc | Arundell July y e 21 st 1726. Then Stephen 
Harden & Abigail his Wife psonally appearing acknowl- 
edged the with - - written Instrument in Writing to be 
their voluntary Act & Deed 

Before Me Joseph Hill Jus Peace 

Septemb r 14. 1726. A true Copy of the Original Ex- 
amined by Jos : Moody Reg r 

By vertue of a Grant upon Record on the Proprietors 
Book in Scarborough given them on the twenty first of 
June 1721 SeptenuV y e 13. 1721. Measured & laid out to 
Aaron Jewett & David Kimball fourteen Acres of Land 
bounded as followeth beginning fourscore Rod to the North 
East of the North West Mast Road so bounded South East 
forty Rod by « d Jewett & Kimbells Land bounded North 
East by Nathan Knights Land fifty six Rod 
Laid out by me Nathan Knight Proprietors Lott layer 

Septemb 1 " 15. 1726 A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



To all People to whom these Presents shall Come Greet- 
ing Know ye that I Elihu Parsons of York in 
Parsons the County of York within his Majestys 

To Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New 

Boynton England Administrator to the Estate of my 

Brother John Parsons late of s d York de- 
ceased by vertue of an Order from the Honourable his 
Majestys Justices o£ the Superiour Court of Judicature be- 
gun & held at s d York with in & for the s d County of York 
on Wednesday the twelfth of May last past fully authoriz- 
ing & Impowering me thereunto & for & in Consideration 



Book XII, Fol. 59. 

of the full & Just Sum of Nineteen Pounds fifteen Shillings 
to me in Hand paid before the Sealing & Delivery of these 
Presents by Caleb Boynton of s d York in the s d County of 
York in the Province of the Massachusets afores d the Re- 
ceipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge and thereof & of 
every Part & Parcel thereof do by these presents Exonerate 
acquit & discharge the s d Caleb Boynton his Heirs Exec r8 
Admin rs have given granted bargained sold aliened enfeoffed 
conveyed & confirmed & by these Presents do in the Capac- 
ity afores fl Give Grant bargain Sell aliene enfeoffe convey 
& confirm unto the s d Caleb Boynton his Heirs & Assigns a 
certain Tract or parcell of Land containing Ten acres sit- 
uate lying & being in the Township of York which was 
Granted to the s d John Parsons at a legal Town Meeting 
holden in York afores d May the twelfth One thousand six 
hundred & Ninety nine & is scituated behind the brook 
comonly called the little river butted & bounded as follow- 
eth viz beginning at a Hemlock Tree by Simpsons bounds 
on the North west side of his Land marked four square & 
Running north west & by West twenty poles to a Maple 
marked four Square & so running back the same breadth 
North East & by North Eighty Poles as by a Grant & Re- 
turn on York Town Book may appear To have & to hold 
the s d Ten Acres of Land with all the Priviledges Appur- 
tenances & Comodities to the same belonging or in any 
wise appertaining unto him the s d Caleb Boynton his Heirs 
& Assigns for ever to his and their own proper use Benefit 
& behoof e for ever And I the s d Elihu Parsons Adminis- 
trator as afores d do covenant [59] promise & grant to & 
with the s d Caleb Boynton his Heirs & Assigns in Manner 
following that is to say that the s d John Parsons in his 
life time was the lawful Owner & died seized in Fee in his 
own Right of & in the s d Ten Acres of Land & that the 
same is now free & clear & freely & clearly exonerated of 
from all former or other Gifts Grants bargains Sales Leases 
Mortgages Wills Extails Joyntures DoAvries Judgments 
Executions Incumbrances & Extents — And the s d Elihu 
Parsons Administrator as afores d doth promise & engage 
the s d Premises against himself his Heirs Execut rs & Ad- 
ministrators forever to Warrant secure & Defend In Wit- 
ness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & Seal this sixth 
day of July Anno Domini One thousand seven hundred & 
twenty five & in the Eleventh Year of King Georges Reign 

Elihu Parsons as Administrator (Seal) 
Signed Sealed & Delivered York sc | July the 6. 

in presence of us 1725, Elihu Parsons 



Book XII, Fol. 59. 

Peter Nowel psonally appeared before 

John Harmon me the Subscriber & acknowl- 

edged all above written to be his 
free Act & Deed 

Sam 1 Came Jus. Peace 
York Sept r 17. 1726. A true of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 

To all People to whom these Presents shall come Dame 
Elizabeth Gove of Cambridge in the County 
Eliza Gove f Middlesex within his Majestys Province of 

To her Dats the Massachusetts Bay in New England wid- 
Littiefieid & ow formerly the wife of John Bats on Some- 
Robins time since of Arundel in the County of York 
in the Province afores d deceased Sendeth 
Greeting Know Ye That the s d Elizabeth Gove for divers 
Causes & Considerations her thereunto moving Hath remis- 
ed released & forever Quit claimed & by these presents doth 
clearly & absolutely remise release & forever Quit claim 
unto Elizabeth Lit tlefield( the wife of Dependance Littlefield 
of Arundel afores d Yeoman) & unto Mary Robbins (the 
Wife of Nathaniel Robbins of Cambridge afores d Yeoman) 
daughters of the abovenamed John Batson & to each of them 
all & all manner of Dower & Right & Title of Dower what- 
soever which the s d Elizabeth Gove (alias Batson) now hath 
may might should or of Right ought to have or claim of in 
or out of a certain Saw Mill with the Appurtenances Set ly- 
ing & being in Arundel af ores d now in the occupation of the 
afores d Dependance Littlefield & the Land thereunto belong- 
ing ad joy ning or usually occupied therewith & in all the 
Geers Waters water courses Ponds Dams floodgates Wears 
fishings Profits Comodities & Advantages thereunto in any 
wise belonging & appertaining which were the Estate of the 
afores d John Batson during the coverture between him & the 
s d Elizabeth Gove & all maimer of Actions & Writs of Dow- 
er whatsoever & all manner of Claims & Demands whatso- 
ever So as neither She the s d Elizabeth Gove nor any other 
for her or in her Name any manner of Dower W r rit or Ac- 
tion of Dower or any Manner of Right or Title of Dower or 
any other Claim or Demand whatsoever in or to the afore 
mentioned Premises or any part or parcel thereof at any 
Time hereafter shall. or may lay have or claim or prosecute 
against the aforenamed two Daughters or either of them 
their nor any of their Heirs or Assigns but of & from the 
same shall be utterly debarred & for ever excluded by these 
Presents In witness whereof the aforenamed Dame Elizabeth 



Book XII, Fol. 60. 

Gove hath hereunto set her Hand & Seal this Sixth Day of 
Dec r in the Year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred 
& twenty five & in the twelfth Year of his Majestic King 
Georges Reign her 

Signed Sealed & Delivered Eliza -j-r Gove (Seal) 

in the Presence of us mark 

James Eead Midd x sc : Camb : Decern 1 * 6 th 1725. 

Stephen Palmer (abovesaid) Dame Elizabeth Gove the 
Subscriber of the foregoing Instrument 
acknowledged the same to be her free Act 
& Deed Before Era : Foxcroft Jun r J Pac s 
Sept r 18. 1726. A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 

To all People unto whom this present Deed of Sale shall 
come Dorothy Farnham of Boston in the 
Dor: Farnam County of Suffolk & Province of the Massa- 
To chusetts Bay in New England Spinster send- 

Caleb Lyman e th Greeting Know ye that I the s d Dorothy 
Farnham for & in Consideration of the Sum 
of forty Pounds & eight Shillings in good & lawful publick 
Bills of Credit on the Province afores d to me in Hand at & 
before the Ensealing & Delivery hereof well & truly paid 
by Caleb Lyman of Boston afores d Shopkeeper the Receipt 
whereof I do hereby acknowledge and thereof do acquit & 
discharge the s d Caleb Lyman his Heirs Exec rs Admin rs & 
every of them for ever by these Presents have given grant- 
ed bargained sold released enfeoffed conveyed & confirmed 
& by these Presents do fully & absolutely give grant bar- 
gain sell release enfeoffe convey & confirm unto the s d Caleb 
Lyman his Heirs & Assigns for ever two fifth Parts of all 
that Piece or Parcel of Land lying & being in the Town- 
ship of Kittery on Piscataqua River containing in the whole 
Piece or Parcel one hundred & one Acres formerly of 
Francis Small & late the Estate of George Mount joy which 
Land the s d George Mountjoy sold to my honored Grand- 
father M r John Farnham late deceased being butted & bound- 
ed Southerly by the River that leads towards Broad Butt 
Harbour Wcsterl} r partly by the Land of M 1 Simond Lynde 
& partly by common Land Northerly by the Wilderness or 
common Land Easterly by the Land late of Geurge Mount- 
joy Together with all [60] And singular the Rights Mem- 
bers Profits Priviledges Appurtenances Avhatsoever to the s d 
hereby granted Premisses belonging or in any Wise apper- 
taining Also all the Estate Right Title Interest Inheritance 
Use Property Possession Claim & Demand whatsoever of me 
the « d Dorothy Farnham of in & unto the s d granted & bar- 



Book XII, Fol. 60. 

gained Premisses with the Revereon & Revercons Remain- 
der & Remainders of the same To have and to hold two fifth 
Parts of the s cl Parcel of Land containing one hundred & one 
Acres with the Rights Members & Appurtenances thereof 
unto the s d Caleb Lyman his Heirs & Assigns To his & their 
only proper Use Benefit & Behoof e for ever And I the s d 
Dorothy Farnham do avouch my self at the Time of the En- 
sealing & until the Delivery hereof to be the true sole & law- 
ful Owner of all the said hereby granted Premisses & stand 
lawfull seized thereof in my own proper Right of a good Es- 
tate of Inheritance in Fee having in my self full Power good 
Right & lawful Authority to grant sell & convey the same 
in Manner as afore said free & clear & fully & clearly acquit- 
• ted & discharged of & from all & all Manner of former and 
other Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Leases Mortgages Wills 
Entails Dowers Titles Troubles Charges & Incumbrances 
whatsoever And I the s d Dorothy Farnham for my self my 
Heirs Exec 1 ' 8 & Admin 1 ' 8 do hereby covenant promise grant 
& agree from Time to Time & at all Times for ever here- 
after to warrant & defend the s d hereby granted Land & 
Premisses with the Appurtenances unto the s d Caleb Lyman 
his Heirs & Assigns forever against the- Lawful Claims & 
Demands of all & every Person & Persons whomsoever In 
Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand & Seal the 
. eleventh Day of May Anno Domini One thousand seven 
hundred & tAventy five Annoq r R 1 R is Georgii Mag Britan- 
nia &c Undecimo Dorothy Farnham (seal) 
Signed Sealed & Delivered Received on the Day of the 
in Presence of us Date of above of M r Caleb 
John Ballentine Jun 1 Lyman the sum of forty pounds 
Jos. Marion & eight Shillings being the full Con- 
sideration within Expressed 

p Dorothy Farnham 
Suffolk sc Boston May 11. 1725 M 1S Dorothy Farnham 
psonally appearing acknowledged the above written Instru- 
ment to be her free Act & Deed 

Before me John Ballantine J. Pac s 
Septemb 1 21. 1726. A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 

To all People unto whom these Presents shall come Rich- 
ard Shute of Boston in the County of Suffolk 
Kick* simte & Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New 
To England Mariner sendeth Greeting Know ye 

Jaivis that I the s d Richard Shute for & in Consider- 

ation of the Sum of thirty three Pounds elev- 



Book XII, Fol. GO. 

en Shillings & seven pence in Money to me in Hand at & 
before the Ensealing & Delivery hereof well & truly paid by 
Nathanael Jarvis of Boston afores* Mariner the Receipt 
whereof I hereby acknowledge And thereof do acquit & dis- 
charge the s d Nathanael Jarvis his Heirs Exec rB Admin" & 
Assigns for ever by these Presents have given granted bar- 
gained sold released enfeoffed conveyed & confirmed & by 
these Presents do fully & freely give grant bargain sell re- 
lease enfeoffe convey & confirm unto the s d Nathaniel Jar- 
vis his Heirs & Assigns for ever All & every my Lands & 
Housing whatsoever situate & being within the Township 
of Falmouth or North Yarmouth in Casco Bay within the 
Province afores d Together with the Rights Members Profits 
Priviledges Immunities Improvements & Appurtenances 
whatsoever to the s d granted Premisses belonging or in any 
wise appertaining To have and to hold all & every the s d 
granted & bargained Premisses with the Rights Members & 
Appurtenances thereof unto the s d Nathanael Jarvis his 
Heirs & Assigns forever To his & their only sole & proper 
Use Benefit & Behoofe for ever more And I the s d Richard 
o % o g. Shute do avouch my self at the Ensealing & 
S § J3 4 o until the Delivery hereof to be the true sole 
g" g a B ** & lawful Owner of all the s d granted Prem- 
9 n> !? » sF isses having in mv self full Power good 



p 

S a p ^ Right & lawful Authority grant sell & dis- 
° & I- a pose thereof in Manner afores d And that the 
3* V. ? **'£! same is free & clear and fully acquitted and 
*T ■ -. g &■ " t discharged of & from all & all Manner of 
% "1 §■ H. g* former & other Gifts Grants Bargains Sales 
2 ° <& ir S Leases Mortgages Wills Entails Dowers Ti- 
? » * S ? ties Troubles Charges & Incumbrances what- 

*- » *o °* 3 p soever— And I the s d Richard Shute for my 

^ b ~ S- i? I self my Heirs Exec rS & Admin 18 do hereby 

"* "a 8 °2. 5 ^ Covenant promise grant & agree from Time 

I 1 | g* ^ to Time & at all Times for ever hereafter to 
J- S 4 n § ^ ^ warrant & defend all & every the afore 
> » 3. § § 3 ^ granted & bargained Premisses unto the s (l 
§ S 4 " S" S* V Nathanael Jarvis his Heirs & Assigns for 
to rp e » r ^ §• ever against the lawful Claim & Demand of 
*♦ J? 5- c % xt all & every Person and Persons whomso- 
^ * Z q ^ - ever Provided always & upon Condition 
g o 2. ? S & <£ nevertheless that if the s d Richard Shute his 
§ § H JJ. 5 r 8 Heirs Exec 18 or Admin 18 shall & do well & 

1 3 » *J | < truly pay or cause to be paid unto the s' 1 
» § ' S? m 5 ^ Nathanael Jarvis his Exec™ Admin 18 or As- 

1 ? P f 8, s ig ng t h e f u u & j us t Sum of thirty three 
Pounds eleven Shillings and seven Pence on or before the 



Book XII, Fol. 61. 

first Day of October next in the Year of our Lord One thou- 
sand seven hundred & twenty one (which will be in Satis- 
faction Payment & discharge of a certain Bond or Obliga- 
tion due from the s d Shute to the s rl Jarvis bearing Date No- 
vember the first Anno 1717 Relation thereto being had may 
appear for Security of y e Payment of which Bond this In- 
strument is given) without Fraud Coven or further Delay 
then this psent Deed of Mortgage & every Grant Clause & 
Article therein contained together with the s d Bond to be 
utterly void & of none Effect but in Default thereof to abide 
& remain in full Force Power & Virtue In Witness where- 
of I the Richard Shute have hereunto set my Hand & Seal 
the twenty eighth Day of March Anno Domini One Thou- 
sand seven hundred & twenty one Annoq 1 ' R 1 R is Georgii 
Mag Britannia &c Septimo Richard Shute (Seal) 

Signed Sealed & Delivered Suffolk sc | Boston March 

in y e Presence of us the 28 th 1721. The above 

Tho : Creese named Richard Shute psonally 

Jos : Marion appearing acknowledged the afore- 

written Instrument to be his free Act 
& Deed 
Before Me Sam 1 Checkley Jus : Peace 

I Lydia Shute present Wife of the within named Richard 
Shute do by these Presents signify my Consent to the with- 
in written Bargain & Sale & do hereby fully relinquish & 
release all my Right of Dower in the within granted Prem- 
isses unto Nathanael Jarvis within named — Witness my 
Hand & Seal hereunto set this 28 of March Anno Dom. 
1720 Lydia Shute (Seal) 

Sealed & Delivered 

in the Presence of us 

Jacob Crouch 

William Shute 

Septemb 1 24. 1726 A true Copy of the Original Examin- 
ed by Jos : Moody Reg r 



[61] To all People to whom these presents shall come 
frances Allen sen 1 " of the Town of Kittery in 
F Allen the County of York in his Majestys Province 

To of the Massachusets Bay in New England Yeo- 

R Jenkins man & Hannah his Wife sendeth Greeting 

Know ye that for divers Good Causes us here- 
unto moving but more especially for & in Consideration of 
the full & whole sum of sixty pounds Currant money of 



Book XII, Fol. 61. 

New England to us in Hand well & truly paid before the as- 
signing sealing & Delivery of these presents by Renald Jen- 
kens of the same Town of Kittery afores d Yeoman the Re- 
ceipt whereof we do acknowledge our selves to be fully sat- 
isfied Contented & paid for every part Have Given Granted 
bargained & sold & do by these presents for our selves our 
heirs Exec rS Admin 1 * 8 & Assigns forever fully freely & ab- 
solutely give Grant Bargain sell alienate Enfeoff Convey 
pass over & Confirm unto him the fores d Ranald Jenkens 
his Heirs Exec vs Admin r8 & Assigns for ever a Certain 
Tract or parcel of Land Containing seven Acres more or 
less lying being & Situate in the Town of Kittery afores d 
& is part of s d Aliens homestead Lott Butted & Bounded as 
folio we th viz Taking the beginning five Rods west from an 
Oak Tree standing in s d Frances Allins Land which Tree is 
marked with four Letters F A on the East side & R I on 
the west side & from that extent of five Rods from s d Tree 
to run North & South the whole breadth of s d Allins land 
to the West end thereof being on the north by y e way that 
leads by John Morrels Jun r house & on the Avest with the 
way that leads from s d Morrels towards Kittery Mill & on 
the South with the afores d Jenkins own land & on the East 
with the Residue of the fores d Frances Allins own Land all 
which seven Acres of Land more or less according to the 
bounds herein set forth & bounded To have & to hold to 
him the fores d Renald Jenkins & to his Heirs Exec 18 Ad- 
min 18 & Assigns for ever with all & singular the Appurte- 
nances Priviledges & Comodities thereunto belonging free- 
ly & Clearly exonerated acquitted & discharged of & from 
all manner of former Deeds of Seal Leases Wills Dowries 
Right of thirds or any other Incumbrances whatsoever had 
made done or suffered to be Done by me the fores d Frances 
Allen whereby the fores d Renald Jenkens his Heirs Exec 18 
Admin 1-8 & Assigns may be any ways molested or disturb- 
ed in their Quiet & peaceable Injoyment & Improvement of 
the above Granted Premises And further I the fores d Fran- 
ces Allen do by these presents for my self my Heirs Exec rs 
Admin rs & Assigns forever Covenant promise & agree to & 
with the fores d Renald Jenkens his Heirs Exec 1 ' 8 Admin rs <& 
Assigns forever to save them harmless & to warrant & De- 
fend the Title herein Given to the above granted premises 
against any person or persons whatsoever that shall from 
Time to Time or at any Time for ever hereafter Claim or 
Challenge any lawful Right or Title to the above Granted 
or any part thereof In Witness whereof we the fores d 
Frances Allen & Hannah his Wife have hereunto set our 



Book XII, Fol. 61. 



Hands & Seals this Twenty Day of April Anno Domini one 

thousand seven hundred twenty three & in the Ninth Year 

of King George Reign 

Signed Sealed & Delivered Francis Allen (Seal) 

in presence of us her 

Ephraim Tebbets ) ;, Hannah O Allen (Seal) 

Samuel Hill (witnesses 

York sc | May 18. 1724 ffrancis 
Allen & Hannah his Wife acknowl- 
edged the Instrum* on the other Side to 
be their free Act & Deed 

Coram Jos. Hamond J. Pac 9 
Sept 1 20. 1726. A true Copy of the Original Examined 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come I Re- 

nold Jenkens of the Town of Kittery in the 

Jenkins County of York in his Majestys Province of the 

& Massachusetts Bay in New England Yeoman 

Allen Sendeth Greeting — -Know ye that for divers 

Good causes me hereunto moving but more es- 
pecially for & in consideration of the full sum of four pounds 
& ten shillings in Currant money of New England to me 
in Hand paid before the Ensealing & Delivery of these Pre- 
sents by Francis Allen sen r of the Town of Kittery afores d 
Yeoman the Receipt thereof I do acknowledge my self to 
be fully satisfied contented & paid for every part Have 
given granted bargained sold And do by these Presents for 
my self my Heirs Exec rs Admin 19 & Assigns, forever fully 
freely & absolutely give grant bargain alienate enfeoff as- 
sign Convey pass over & confirm unto him the afores d 
Francis Allen & to his Heirs Exec rs Admin 18 & assigns for 
ever A certain peace or parcel of Land Containing one Acre 
& sixty six poles Lying being & Scituate in the Township 
of Kittery afores d Butted & bounded as followeth viz Be- 
ginning at a Stone placed in the Ground standing in the 
dividing line or bounds between s d Jenkens & s d Aliens 
Land on the East side of the Road that Leads to Morrells 
ferry & some distance from s d Road & from s d Stone Run- 
ning East South East sixty six poles & thence Extends 
North six poles thirteen feet & seven inches & from thence 
on a strait line to the afores d Stone which Acre & sixty six 
poles of Land lieth in a Gore or Angle all which land ac- 
cording to the Bounds thereof To have & to hold to him 
the afores d Francis Allen & his Heirs Executors Admin rs & 



Book XII, Fol. 62. 

Assigns for ever with all & singular the Appurtenances Priv- 
iledges & Comodities thereunto belonging freely & clearly 
exonerated acquitted & discharged of & from all & all Man- 
ner of former Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Wills Dowries 
Rights of Thirds or any other Incumbrances whatsoever had 
made done or suffered to be done by me the af ores' 1 Ren old 
Jenkins whereby the afores d Francis Allen or his Heirs 
Exec 18 Admin 18 or Assigns may be in any Ways molested or 
disturbed in their quiet & peaceable Enjoyment & Improve- 
ment of the above granted Premisses — And I the afores rt 
Francis Allen in Consideration with [62] the afores d Mon- 
ey give grant bargained & sold & do by these Presents for 
my self my Heirs Exec rs Admin rs & Assigns for ever fully 
freely & absolutely give grant bargain alienate enfeoffe as- 
sign convey pass over & confirm unto him the aforemen- 
tioned Renold Jenkins & to his Heirs Exec 1 " 8 Admin 18 & As- 
signs for ever a certain Piece or Parcel of Land bounded as 
followeth viz Beginning at the afores cl Road it being one 
Pole in Breadth & forty Poles in Length lying East from 
s d Road by William Fry's Land on the South Side of my 
own Land all which Land according to the Bounds thereof 
To have and to hold to him the afores d Renold Jenkins & 
to his Heirs Exec 18 Admin rs & Assigns for ever with all & 
singular the Appurtenances Priviledges and Comodities 
thereunto belonging freely & clearly exonerated acquitted 
& discharged of & from all & all Manner of former Gifts 
Grants Bargains Sales Wills Dowries Rights of Thirds or 
any other Incumbrances Avhatsoever had made done or caus- 
ed to be done by me the afores d Francis Allen whereby the 
afores d Renold Jenkins or his Heirs Exec rs Admin 18 or As- 
signs may be in any ways molested or disturbed in their 
peaceable driving or passing in the above granted Premis- 
ses only s d Allen may hang a Gate 

And further we the s d Reynold Jenkings & Francis Allen do 
by these Presents for our selves our Heirs Exec ls Admin rs 
& Assigns for ever covenant promise Grant & agree to & 
with the other & each of our Heirs Exec rs Admin 18 & As- 
signs for ever to save them harmless & to warrant & for 
ever defend the Title herein given to the before granted 
Premisses against any Person or Persons that shall from 
Time to Time or at any Time for ever hereafter claim or 
challenge any lawful Right Title Propriety or Demand 
whatsoever from by or under us or by any thing of our 
Procurement In Witness whereof we the afores* 1 Renold 
Jenkens & Frances Allen have here unto interchangeably 
set our Hands & Seals this eighteenth Day of May Annoqr 



Book XII, Fol. 62*. 

Domini One thousand seven hundred and twenty four & in 
the tenth Year of King George's Reign &c 

Renold Jenkens (seal) 
Francis Allen (Seal) 

Signed Sealed & delivered in Presence York sc | 

of us (after the Words & sixty Poles May 18 th 1724. 
were interlined between the 13 th Reinold Jenkens 

& 14 th Lines & Frances Allen above 

Henry Snow named psonally appearing 

Ephraim Tebbets acknowledged the foregoing 

Instrument in Writing to be their 
voluntary Act & Deed 

Coram Jos : Hamond Jus : Pac s 
Sept 20 th 1726. A true Copy of the Original Examined 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



To all Christian People to whom these Presents shall 

come John Prichard sendeth Greeting — Know 

Prichard ve that John Prichard of Topsfield in the 

To County of Essex in the Province of the Mass- 

Wright achusetts Bay in New England Joyner many 

good Causes & Considerations moving him thereunto but 
especially for the Sum of fifty five Pounds Money or Prov- 
ince Bills in Hand paid before Sealing or Delivering of 
these Presents by Benjamin Wright of Falmouth in the 
County of York in the Province afores d Gent :) have grant- 
ed bargained &.sold & do by these Presents freely bargain 
sell & confirm for ever : unto s d Benj a Wright a certain 
House & Messuage of Land containing about half an Acre 
more or less situate lying & being in Falmouth aboves d on 
the Ferry Point bounded as follows beginning at the North- 
erly Corner of s d Lot at a Stone set in the Ground and so 
Southerly on a Strait Line with the West Side of Kings 
Street until it comes to the Water Side & until it comes to 
the Lot laid out unto one John East it containing about half 
an Acre more or less according to the Town Grant made to 
the s d Jn° Prichard Jan ry y e 13. Anno Domini 1720 To have 
and to hold & peaceably to possess and enjoy without any 
Molestation Hindrance Or Disturbance from me the s d John 
Prichard my Heirs Exec 18 Admin rs further also the said John 
Prichard his Heirs Exec rs Admin rs &c doth covenant to & 
with the s d Wright Jbis Heirs Exec rs Admin 1 ' 8 or Assigns to 
hold them in peaceable & quiet Possession of all the above 
mentioned Premisses against any Person or Persons what- 
somever laying any lawful Claim thereunto by from or un- 



Book XII, Fol. 62. 

der me my Heirs Exec rs Admin rs or any other Person what- 
soever — Further also Sarah Pricherd the wife of the s d John 
Pricherd doth by these Presents acquit & discharge all the 
Right of Dowry unto the abovementioned house & Land — 
In Witness hereof the s d John Pricherd & Sarah Pricherd 
his Wife have set to their Hands & Seals this twenty seventh 
Day of August. Anno Domini 1726. 

Signed Sealed & Delivered John Priched Jun r (Seal) 
in y e Presence of us her 

Thomas Pearley Sarah -\- Prichard (Seal) 

John Pricherd Ter rs mark 

Essex Sc | Ipswich Aug 1 27. 1726 Then 
the within named John Pritchard psonally 
appeared and acknowledged this Instrument to 
be his free Act & Deed 

Before Thomas Berry J. Peace 
Septemb r 23. 1726. A true Copy of the Original Exam- 
ined by Jos : Moody Reg 1 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Know 
ye that I William Pepperrell of Kittery in the 
Pepperrell County of York Esq 1 ' have given granted bar- 
To gained & sold all my Right Title & Interest to 
Bale the within mentioned Land as far Westward as 
the Eastermost Fence made up by Walter Murch 
goeth and from s d Fence a direct Course to the Water Side 
of York River unto Edward Baile of York in the s d County 
of York Mariner To have and to hold the above bargained 
Premisses with the Appurtenances unto him the s d Edward 
Baile his Heirs & Assigns for ever In witness Whereof I have 
hereunto set my Hand & Seal this 28 th Day of September 
Anno Domini One thousand seven hundred & twenty six 
Signed Sealed & Delivered W m Pepperrell (Seal) 
in Presence of York sc | Sept r 28 th 1726. This 
John Woodman Day the abovenamed W m Pepper- 
W m Pepperrell Jun r rell Esq 1 psonally appearing before 
the Subscriber & acknowledged this 
above Instrument to be his free Act & 
Deed Cor W m Pepperrell Jun 1 J peace 
Sept 1 30 th 1726. A true Copy of the Original endorsed on 
a Deed which is recorded in Fol 38 of this Book from Ar- 
thur Baile To W ni Pepperrell. Merc 1 now Esq r Examined 

by Jos : Moody Iieg r 



Book XII, Fol. 63. 

[63] These may certifie whom it may concern : Nathan- 
ael Preble & Joshua Preble Sons of Nathanael 
Prebles Preble late of York deceased have received in 

To Hand paid or secured to be paid of their Eldest 

Preble Brother Abraham Preble Jun r of York in the 

County of York eight Pounds five Shilling each 
sixteen Pounds & ten Shillings the whole the which Pay- 
ment is in full of their Portion or Part of the Estate of their 
s d Father Nathanael Preble deceased Inventoried in the Year 
1792 & they the s d Nathanael & Joshua do by these Pres- 
ents acknowledge themselves fully & contented with the 
aboves d Payment for their full Share & Proportion of their 
aboves d Fathers Estate & every Part thereof both for them- 
selves their Heirs & Assigns for ever after the Date hereof: 
And do acquit & Discharge their s d Brother Abraham Preble 
Jun r the eldest Son of the s d Nathanael Preble deceased & 
do by these Presents give grant bargain sell enfeoffe aliene 
& make over unto the s d Abraham Preble Jun r their whole 
Right Title & Interest they now have or ever ought to have 
unto the s d Estate (of their s d Father Nathanael Preble in 
York or elsewhere Witness their Hands & Seals the second 
Day of December 1713 

^ cp ^ Joseph Brown Joshua Preble (Seal) 

I B '.§-' Benjamin Plummer Nathaniel Preble (Seal) 
"B- <L £ Septemb 1 22. 1726 A true Copy of the Original 
Cy B Examined by Jos : Moody Reg r 



8* 



9 



To all Christian People to whom these Presents may come 

Greeting Know ye that I Samuel Pickerin of 

Pickerin Portsmouth in the Province of New Hamps r in 

To New England for & in Consideration of the Sum 

Pickerin f fi V e hundred & twenty Pounds of good & cur- 
rant Money of New England to me in Hand paid 
by my Brother Thomas Pickerin of s d Portsmouth Mill- 
wright the Receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge & my 
self to be fully satisfied therewith, & thereof do acquit ex- 
onerate & discharge him the s d Thomas Pickerin his Heirs 
Exec rs & Admin" for ever by these Presents, have remised 
released & Quit Claimed & by these Presents do fully freely 
& absolutely remise release & Quit Claim to him the s d 
Thomas Pickerin his Heirs & Assigns for ever in his quiet 
& peaceable Possession all the Right Title & Interest which 
I have may might or should have to the Land & every Part 



Book XII, Fol. 63. 

thereof which is lying & being in the Town of Portsmouth 
afores d on the Neck which is ealled Cap 1 Pickerins Neck 
also all my Right Title or Interest in the Grist-Mill, Saw 
Mill, Damni Mill Pond, with all the Priviledge of the s d 
Pond & Mill Stones & Utensills of y» s d Grist Mills & Ap- 
purtenances of the s d Saw-Mill all which are near to the 
old Meeting-House in s d Town of Portsmouth & formerly 
the Estate of our honored Grandfather Cap* John Pickerin 
late of s <l Portsm Gent 11 deeeased As also all my Right Ti- 
tle & Interest in one certain Tract of Land lying upon the 
afores a Neck which was the Estate of our honored Father 
John Pickerin late of Portsm Miller, deeeased, & given to 
him by our s d Grandfather, as by his Deed may appear <Sc 
also all my Right Title & Interest in all or any Lands, Mills 
M ill-Ponds, Damm & Priviledges & Appurtenances w ch are 
lying & being in the Town of York in the County of York, 
which was the Estate of our Father & also such Lands Mills, 
Mill Pond Dam & Priviledges which was the Estate of our 
s d Grandfather in s d Town of York: Together with all the 
Right Title or Interest to any Estate whatsoever of which 
they or either of them died seized & possessed To have and 
to hold the Premisses with all the Priviledges & Appurte- 
nanees to the Premisses appertaining or in any wise belong- 
ing To him the s d Thomas Pickerin his Heirs & Assigns in 
his quiet Possession So that neither I the s (l Samuel Picker- 
in nor niv Heirs Exee ls Adm rs nor Assigns nor any of them 
shall lay any Claime Challenge or Demand to the Premisses 
or to any Part thereof But from the same I the s d Sam 11 
Pickerin & my Heirs Exec rs Admin 18 & Assigns shall be & 
hereby are utterly barred & excluded for ever — In Testimo- 
ny whereof I have hereto set my Hand & Seal the fifth Day 
of October in the thirteenth Year of his Majesty's Reign 
Annoq 1 Domini 1726 Samuel Pickerin (Seal) 

Signed Sealed & D d York se | Octob 1 5 th 172<>. This 

in Presence of us Day the abovenamed Samuel Pick- 

Step" Greenleaf erin psonally appeared before the Sub- 
Tho : Hamitt scriber one of his Majesty's Justices of 
the Peaee for said County & acknowledged 
this foregoing Instrument to be his free Aet 
& Deed Cor W m Pepperrell Jun r 

Octob 1 "). 172(). A true Copy of the Original Examined 

by Jos : Moody Reg 1 



Book XII, Fol. 64. 

To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing: Now Know ye that I Samuel Harmon of 
Harmon the Town of Wells in the County of York in 

To the Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New 

Davis England together with Mercy Harmon my Wife 

for divers good Causes & Considerations mov- 
ing us thereunto more especially for & in Consideration of 
the Sum of six hundred & twenty five Pounds to us in Hand 
paid of Good & currant Money of New England by Enoch 
Davis of the Town of Haverhill in the County of Essex 
in the fores d Province the Receipt whereof we the s d Sam- 
uel & Mercy Harmon doth acknowledge & thereof doth ac- 
quit and for ever discharge the s d Enoch Davis his Heirs & 
Assigns ; & by these Presents have given granted bargain- 
ed sold aliened enfeoffed conveyed & confirmed & by these 
Presents doth give grant bargain sell aliene enfeoffe convey 
& confirm unto the s d Enoch Davis his Heirs and Assigns 
for ever a certain Farm or Tract of Land together with a 
Dwelling House & Barn also an Orchard all situate lying & 
being in the Town of Wells afores d Butted & bounded as 
followeth viz the s d Tract of Land dAvelling House Barn & 
Orchard lyeth on Ogunquit Side & containeth one hundred 
Acres as it appeareth by Wells Town-Records granted to 
Nathanael Masters by the s d Town Anno (1666) and also 
fifty Acres more granted to s d Masters by the s d Town Anno 
(1669) to contain thirty Poles in Breadth and to run up into 
the Country as other Lotts do and also a certain Parcel of 
Salt Marsh Creek & Thatch Banks lying near the Harbours 
Mouth bounded as followeth viz the upper End of the s d 
Marsh by a Parcel of Marsh belonging to Joseph Littlefield, 
and so to run down by s d Harbours Mouth & lying between 
two Parcells of Marsh lately belonging to M r Thomas Wells 
the s d Marsh in the Middle being eighteen Poles or there- 
abouts in Breadth the whole Parcel of Marsh Creeks & 
Thatch Banks containing five Acres or More bounded by the 
s d Joseph Littlefields at one End & so between (64) The s d 
M r Wells's Marsh down to the River called Webhants River 
also an Island of Thatch being in the s d Town of Wells but- 
ting on the River & bounded on the North East Side & 
South West Side by Marsh formerly Ezekiel Knight's & 
also ten Acres of fresh Meadow commonly called by the 
Name of Master's Meadow Ground All which Houses Lands 
Thatch-Banks Marsh & Meadow are situate lying & being 
in the Town of Wells afores d being more fully butted 
bounded & described in an Instrument of Conveyance made 
duly executed & recorded from Nathanael Masters to Col 

Book xii. 14 



Book XII, Fol. 64. 

Samuel Brown bearing Date the 7 th of September Anno 
1715. Reference being thereunto had may more at Large 
appear Likewise we the aboves d Samuel & Mercy Harmon 
do give grant bargain & Sell unto the afores d Enoch Davis 
his Heirs & Assigns for ever upon the Consideration fore- 
mentioned two hundred Acres more of Upland lying & be- 
ing in the Town of Wells afores d & joyneth on the East 
Side to the other Farm or Tract of Land aforementioned & 
ten Acres more of fresh Meadow lying at Mary-Land in s d 
Town of Wells, the forementioned two hundred Acres, are 
bounded on the East Side with M r Wheelwrights Land, & 
so runneth up into the Country being forty Poles in 
Breadth ; both Farms as they joyneth together maketh 
seventy Poles more or less in Breadth : Furthermore we the 
fores d Samuel & Mercy Harmon do also upon the above- 
mentioned Consideration or for the s d Sum of Money give 
grant bargain & sell unto the aboves d Enoch Davis his 
Heirs & Assigns for ever one third Part of a Saw-Mill 
standing on the Brook near Samuel Tred wells House in the 
fores d Town of Wells, together with all the Priviledges & 
Appurtenances thereunto belonging To have and to hold 
the s d Farms . dwelling House Barn Orchards Meadows 
Marshes Creeks Thatch-Beds, and the s d third Part of the 
Saw-Mill & every Part & Parcel thereof ; together with all 
the Fences Woods Rights Comons Mines Minerals Privi- 
ledges & Appurtenances whatsoever to all or any Part of 
them belonging or in any wise appertaining to the s d Enoch 
Davis his Heirs & Assigns forever : freely clearly & ab- 
solutely ; Furthermore we the aboves d Samuel & Mercy 
Harmon do for our selves our Heirs & Assigns for ever 
covenant & engage to & with the aforenamed Enoch Davis 
his Heirs & Assigns for ever to warrant maintain & defend 
the above bargained or demised Premisses from all Incum- 
brances whatsoever & from all Manner of Persons 

forever hereafter that shall or may claim any Right Title or 
Interest thereunto.: In Testimony whereof we the aboves d 
Samuel & Mercy Harmon do hereunto set our Hands & 
Seals this twenty first Day of September in the Year of our 
Lord One thousand seven hundred & twenty six & in the 
thirteenth Year of King George's Reign over Great Britain 
&c Sam 11 Harmon (seal) 

The Mark of//£ Mercy Harmon (seal) 

Signed Sealed & Delivered after these York sc | Wells 
five Words were interlined viz Sep* 23. 1726 Then 
With, whereof, Presents, House the before mentioned 



Book XII, Fol. 64. 

& Demised In Presence of us M r Samuel Harmon & Mer- 
— also the Words (more ey his Wife psonally appearing 
or less) were interim- acknowledged the before written 
ed before the Seal- Instrument to be their voluntary 

ing hereof Act & Deed 

Joseph Storer before Me Joseph Hill J. Peace 

Samuel Tredwell 

John Storer 

Septemb r 24. 1726 A true Copy of y e Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 

To all People unto whom this Deed of Sale shall come 

Peter Browne of Boston in the County of Suf- 

Browne folk in New England Founder & Mary his Wife 

To one of the Daughters of Peter Weare late of 

Weare York in the County of York Farmer deceased 

sendeth Greeting Know ye That I the s d Peter 
Browne & Mary my Wife for & in Consideration of the 
Sum of thirty Pounds to us in Hand paid at & before the 
Delivery of these Presents by Elias Weare of York afores d 
Husbandman Have given granted & sold & by these Pre- 
sents do give grant sell convey & confirm unto the s d Elias 
Weare his Heirs & Assigns for ever All our & each of our 
Right Title & Interest of & in all that certain Farm or 
Tract of Land situate tying & being in York afores d where- 
of the s d Peter Weare died seized Together with all other 
Lands in York which the s d Peter Weare died seized of To 
have and to hold all the Right Estate Title Interest Inheri- 
tance Claim Part & Portion of the s d Peter Brown and Mary 
his Wife (in her Right) of & in all the Lands and real Es- 
tate situate in York afores d whereof the s d Peter Weare 
(her Father died seized in his own Right in Fee simple, 
unto him the said Elias Weare his Heirs & Assigns for ever 
To his & their only sole & proper Use Benefit & Behoof for 
ever So that of and from all Right Estate Title Interest In- 
heritance Reclaim Challenge or Demand Avhatsoever to be 
by me the sv d Peter Browne & Mary my Wife (in her 
Right) had made or claimed of in or to the s d granted Land 
and Premisses or any Part thereof we & each of us shall & 
will be debarred & forever excluded of and from the same 
by Force & Virtue of these Presents. In Witness where- 
of I the s d Peter Brown & Mary my Wife have hereunto set 
our Hands & Seales the twelfth Day of September Anno 
Dom One thousand seven hundred and twenty six And in 
the thirteenth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord 
Kino: George over Great Britain &c 



Book XII, Fol. 65. 

Signed Sealed & Delivered Peter Browne (Seal) 

in Presence of us Mary Browne (Seal) 

Samuel Tyley Received on the Day & Year 

Peter Nowel above written of Elias Weare 

Thirty Pounds in full for the Land 
& Premisses before sold him 

p us Peter Browne 
Mary Browne 
Suffolk sc | Boston Sept r 12. 1726. Peter Browne & 
Mary Browne his Wife appearing acknowledged the before 
going Instrument to be their Act & Deed 

before Habijah Savage Jus : Pac 8 
Sept r 26. 1726. A true Copy of the Original Examined 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



To all People unto whom this Deed of Sale shall come 

Ruth Cunningham of Boston in the County of 

Cunningham Suffolk in New England Widow one of the 

To Daughters of Peter Weare late of York in the 

Weare County of York in New England afores d 

Farmer deceased sendeth Greeting Know ye 
That for & in Consideration of the Sum of thirty Pounds to 
me in Hand paid at & before the Delivery of these Presents 
by Elias Weare of York afores d Husbandman, I the s d Ruth 
Cunningham have given granted sold conveyed & confirmed & 
by these Presents do give grant sell convey & confirm unto 
the s d Elias Weare all my Right Estate Title & Interest Inher- 
itance Share & Proportion (being one thirteenth Part) of & 
in [65] All such Housing Lands or real Estate whereof my 
Honored Father Peter Weare died seized in his own Right 
in Fee situate in the Township of York afores d To have & 
to hold the s d given & granted Lands & Premisses to him 
the s d Elias Weare his Heirs & Assigns for ever To his & 
their only sole & proper Use Benefit & Behoofe for ever 
more absolutely without any Manner of Condition Redemp- 
tion or Revocation in any wise So that of & from all Right 
Estate Title Interest Reclaim Challenge or Demand whatso- 
ever to be by me the s d Ruth Cunningham my Heirs Exe rs 
or Admin 13 or Assigns at any Time hereafter had made or 
claimed of in or to the s d granted Land & Premisses I & 
they & each of us & them shall & will be debarred and for- 
ever excluded of & from -the same by Force & Virtue of 
these Presents — In Witness whereof I the said Ruth Cun- 
ningham have hereunto put my Hand & Seal this fourteenth 
Day of September Anno Domini One thousand seven hun- 






Book XII, Fol. 65. 

dred & twenty six (And in the thirteenth Year of the Reign 
of our Sovereign Lord King George 

Signed Sealed & Delivered Ruth Cunningham (Seal) 
in Presence of us Received the Day & Yearaboves d 

George Young of Elias Weare thirty Pounds in full 

Abiel Turner for the aforegrant Land & Premisses 

sold him p Me 
Suffolk sc | Boston SeptenuV 17th 172 G. M rs Ruth Cun- 
ningham acknowledged the aforewritten Instrument to be 
her Act & Deed Before me Habijah Savage J. Pa s 

Sept r 26. 1726. A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



Know all Men by these Presents that I Samuel Abbot of 
Berwick in the County of York & within his 
Samii Abbot Majesties Province of the Massachusetts Bay 
To in New England Husbandman For & in y e 

W m Lord Consideration of the Sum of three Pounds 

in Publick Bills of Credit in s d Province to 
me in Hand well & truly paid by William Lord of the Town 
County & Province afores d Husbandman the Receipt where- 
of I acknowledge & own my self fully satisfied contented & 
paid & do acquit exonerate & discharge the s d William Lord 
his Heirs Exec 18 & Admin rs of all & every Part & Parcel 
thereof forever have given granted bargained sold aliened 
enfeoffed set over & confirmed & by these Presents have 
fully freely clearly & absolutely given granted bargained 
sold aliened assigned set over and confirmed unto the s d 
William Lord & to his Heirs Exec 1 ' 8 Admin 18 & Assigns for- 
ever all my Right & Interest & Title that I now have or may 
hereafter have unto the Eastern Side or Part of the Saw- 
Mill at Quamphegon with the Saw Stream Dogs Crows run- 
ning Geers or whatsoever thereunto belongs or is by any 
Manner of Ways or Means appertaining To have and to hold 
all my Right & Interest in s d Mill Stream Dogs Crows run- 
ning Geers & whatsoever thereunto belongs with all other 
the above granted & bargained Premisses with their Appur- 
tenances unto him the s d William Lord and to his Heirs Ex- 
ec" Admin rs & Assigns to his & their own only proper Use 
Benefit & Behoofe for ever And the s d William Lord his 
Heirs Exec 1 ' 8 Admin rs & Assigns shall & may from hence- 
forth and for ever hereafter lawfully peaceably & quietly 
have hold use occupy possess & enjoy All the above granted 
& bargained Premisses with their Appurtenances they being 
free & clear acquitted exonerated & discharged of and from 



Book XII, Fol. 65. 

all former & other Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Leases Mort- 
gages Titles Thirds Dowries Judments Executions Claims & 
Demands whatsoever And further I the s d Samuel Abbot my 
Heirs Exec rs & Admin 1 ' 8 shall & will from hence forth & for 
ever hereafter warrant & defend all my Right & Interest in 
the s d Saw Mill Stream Dogs Crows Running Geers with all 
other the above granted and bargained Premisses with their 
Appurtenances unto him the s d William Lord & to his Heirs 
Exec r8 Admin 1 ' 8 & Assigns forever against the laAvful Claims 
& Demands of all & every Person whatsoever from by or 
under me my Heirs Exec 18 or Admin 1 ' 8 or any one of them 
their or my Procurement In Witness whereof I have here- 
unto set my Hand & Seal March the fourteenth Anno Dom- 
ini seventeen hundred and twenty five six And in the twelfth 
Year of his Majesty King George his Reign &c 
Signed Sealed & Delivered Samuel Abbott (Seal) 

in Presence of us Berwick 7 br 27 th 1726. The with- 

Alexander Grant in named Samuel Abbot psonally 

John Bray appearing acknowledged the within 

John Bradstreet written Instrument to be his Act & 
Deed 
Coram me Sam 11 Plaisted Jus. Pac s 
Octob r 3 d 1726. A true Copy of the Original Examined 

by Jos : Moody Reg 1 ' 



Salter 

To 

Scales 



To all People unto whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing Know ye That I Samson Salter of Boston in 
the County of Suffolk in his Majesty's Province of 
the Massachusetts Bay in New England Cooper for 
& in Consideration of the Sum of sixty two Pounds 
& ten Shillings of currant Money of the s d Prov- 
ince to me in Hand before the Ensealing hereof well & tru- 
ly paid by William Scales of Casco Bay in the Province of 
Main in New England formerly of Piscattaway Husbandman 
the Receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge & my self 
therewith fully satisfied & contented & thereof & of every 
Part & Parcel thereof do exonerate acquit & discharge the s d 
William Scales his Heirs Exec 18 Admin 1 ' 8 forever by these 
Presents have given granted bargained & sold aliened con- 
veyed & confirmed and by these Presents do freely fully & 
absolutely give grant bargain sell alicne confirm & convey 
unto him the s d William Scales his Heirs & Assigns for ever 
All that my Tract or Parcel of Land being upland and Marish 
& Meadow Ground thereto belonging being the Remainder 
of all that Upland Marish & Meadow which I formerly bot 



Book XII, Fol. 66. 

of Cap 1 William Thomas of Boston Mariner situate lying & 
being in the great Cove in Casco Bay in the Province of 
Maine in New England afores d containing about two hun- 
dred & forty nine Acres be the same more or less. I having 
sold out of my first Purchase Sixty Acres to James Buxton 
of Cascobay af ores d Beginning at the Falls & extending along 
shore Southerly to a Blare Tree & thence running backward 
into the Woods so far as to compleat sixty Acres ; my said 
first Purchase being in all three hundred & nine Acres, 
the first Purchase being bounded from the Place where 
was formerly a Dwelling [66] House to the next Falls 
Northerly & Southerly to the Fresh Water, & from thence 
up into the Woods so far as the Rights of John Phillips a 
former Owner thereof extended as p a Deed of Sale from 
one Nathanacl Wallis Date 14 th May 1700 doth more fully 
appear To have and to hold the s d bargained Premisses with 
all the Rights Profits Priviledges Comodities & Appurte- 
nances to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining to 
him the s d William Scales his Heirs & Assigns for ever to 
his & their only proper Use Benefit & Behoof for ever : And 
I the said Samson Salter for me my Heirs Exec rs Admin rs 
do covenant promise & grant to & with the s d William Scales 
his Heirs & Assigns That before the Ensealing hereof I am 
the true sole & lawful Owner of the abovebargained Prem- 
isses & am lawfully seized & possessed of the same in mine 
own proper Right as a good perfect & absolute Estate of In- 
heritance in Fee simple And have in my self good Right full 
Power & lawful Authority to grant bargain sell & convey & 
confirm s d bargained Premisses in manner as afores d And 
that the s d William Scales his Heirs & Assigns shall & may 
from Time to Time & at all Times for ever hereafter by 
Force & Virtue of these Presents lawfully peaceably & quiet- 
ly have hold use occupy possess & enjoy the s d demised & 
bargained Premisses with the Appurtenances free & clear & 
freely & clearly acquitted exonerated & discharged off and 
from all & all manner of former or other Gifts Grants Bar- 
gains Sales Leases Mortgages Wills Entails Joyntures Dow- 
ries Judgments Executions Incumbrances and Extents Fur- 
thermore I the s d Samson Salter for my self my Heirs Ex- 
ec™ Admin 1-8 do covenant & engage the aforedemised Prem- 
isses to him the s d William Scales his Heirs & Assigns 
against the lawful Claims or Demands of any Person or Per- 
sons whatsoever for ever here after to warrant secure & de- 
fend & will on Demand give any further Writing or Instru- 
ment for the more sure making the same — In Witness Avhere- 
of 1 the s d Samson Salter & Martha my Wife in token that 



Book XII, Fol. 66. 

she hereby resigns up all her Right of Dower & Interest of 
Thirds in the Premisses, have to these Presents set our 
Hands & Seals the second Day of June Anno Domini One 
thousand seven hundred & nineteen. In the fifth Year of his 
Majesty's Reign Samson Salter (Seal) 

Signed Sealed & Delivered Mrthth Sater (Seal) 

in Presence of us Received the Day of the Date 

Nich° Moorcock hereof of the abovcs d William 

Rich d Salter Scales the Sum of sixty two Pounds 

ten Shillings in full for the Purchase in 
these Presents mentioned I say received 
p Me Samson Salter 
Suffolk sc | Boston June the fifth : 1719. Samson & Mar- 
tha Salter psonally appeared & acknowledged the Instru- 
ment upon the foregoing Side of this Sheet to be their Act 
and Deed Before Sam 11 Checkley Jus. Peace 

October the 4 th 1726. A true Copy of the Original Ex- 
amined by Jos : Moody Reg r 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing Know ye that I Enoch Huchens of Kittery 
Hutchens i n the County of York in the Province of the 

To Massachusetts Bay in New England Tailor for & 
Hutchens i n Consideration of five Pounds in currant Mon- 
ey of said Province to me in Hand be- 
fore the Ensealing hereof well & truly paid by Thomas 
Huchens of the same Kittery in the County afores d Yeoman 
the Rec* whereof I do acknowledge and my self therewith 
fully satisfied & contented & thereof & of every Part & Par- 
cel thereof do exonerate acquit & discharge the s d Thomas 
Huchens his Heirs Exec rS & Admin 1 " 8 for ever by these Pres- 
ents have given granted bargained sold aliened conveyed & 
confirmed & by these Presents do fully freely & absolutely 
give grant bargain sell aliene convey & confirm unto him 
the s d Thomas Huchens his Heirs and Assigns for ever a 
certain Tract or Piece of Land situate lying & being in the 
afores d Kittery near the Head of Spruces Creek containing 
by Estimation one Acre butted & bounded as folio weth viz 
Beginning at the Western Corner of the s d Thomas Huchens 
Land thence West South West eleven Pole then South 
South East fifteen Pole thence East North East eleven Pole 
then North North West fifteen . Pole to the first Beginning 
Together with all the Priviledges & Appurtenances there- 
unto belonging To have and to hold the s d granted & bar- 
gained Premisses with all the Appurtenances Priviledges & 






Book XII, Fol. 66. 

Comodities to the same belonging or in any wise appertain- 
ing to him the s d Thomas Huchins his Heirs & Assigns for 
ever To his & their only proper Use Benefit & Behoofe for 
ever And I the s d Enoch Huchens for me my Heirs Exec™ 
& Admin 1 ' 8 do covenant promise & grant to & with the s d 
Thomas Huchens his Heirs Exec 1 * 8 Admin 1 * 8 & Assigns that 
before the Ensealing & Delivery hereof I am the true sole 
& lawful Owner of the above bargained Premisses & am 
lawfully seized & possessed of the same in mine own proper 
Right as a good pferct & absolute Estate of Inheritance in 
Fee simple And have in my self good Right full Power & 
lawful Authority to grant bargain sell convey & confirm the 
s d bargained Premisses in Manner as aboves d & that the s d 
Thomas Huchens his Heirs Executors Admin r8 & Assigns 
shall & may from Time to Time & at all Times for ever 
here after by Force & Virtue of these Presents lawfully 
peaceably & quietly have hold use occupy possess and enjoy 
the s d demised & bargained Premisses with the Appurte- 
nances free & clear & freely & clearly acquitted exonerated 
& discharged of and from all & all Manner of former or 
other Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Leases Mortgages Wills 
Entails Joyntures Dowries Executions & Incumbrances 
whatsoever. Furthermore I the s d Enoch Huchens for my- 
self my Heirs Exec rs & Admin rS do covenant & engage the 
above demised Premisses to him the s d Thomas Huchens his 
Heirs Exec 18 Admin rs & Assigns against the lawful Claims 
or Demands of any Person or Persons whatsoever for ever 
hereafter to warrant secure & defend In Witness whereof 
I have hereunto set my Hand & Seal this tenth Day of July 
Anno Domini 1722. One thousand seven hundred & twen- 
ty two Enoch Huchings (Seal) 
Signed Sealed & Delivered York sc | Octob r 

in y e Presence of 1. 1726. This Day 

*lj s the abovenamed Enoch 

Dodevah (J Curtis Huchings psonally appear- 

Mark ed before the Subscriber one 

Withers Berry of his Majesty's Justices of the 

Peace for s d County & acknowl- 
edged this foregoing Instrument be 
his free Act & Deed 

Coram W m Pepperrell Jun r 

Octob 1 " 4. 1726. A true Copy of the Original Examined 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



Book XII, Fol. 67, 

[67] To all People to whom these Presents shall come 

Greeting, Know ye that Jonathan Sherman of 

Sherman Biddeford in the County of York in the Prov- 

To ince of Main in New England Blacksmith for & 

Haskei i n Consideration of the Sum of thirty five 

Pounds currant Money of New England to him 
in Hand at or before the Ensealing & Delivery of these 
Presents by Thomas Haskei of Grlocester in the County of 
Essex in the Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New 
England afores d Shipwright well & truly paid the Receipt 
whereof the s d Jonathan Shermon To his full Content & 
Satisfaction doth hereby acknowledge & of every Part & 
Parcel thereof doth acquit exonerate & discharge him the s d 
Thomas Haskei his Heirs & Assigns for ever have given 
granted bargained sold aliened enfeoffed and confirmed & 
by these Presents do fully freely clearly & absolutely give 
grant bargain sell enfeoffe convey & confirm unto the 
abovenamed Thomas Haskei his Heirs Exec 1 ' 8 Admin 18 & As- 
signs forever one small Messuage or Tenement situate ly- 
ing & being within the Bounds & Limits of Falmouth in 
Casco Bay containing one Dwelling House with half an 
Acre of Land thereto belonging & adjoyning the same be- 
ing inclosed within Fence & is butted and bounded as fol- 
loweth viz by Jeremiah Riggs on the Land formerly Scales 
on the Easterly Side South Westerly on the High Way 
North West on the Highway from the Highway North East 
to Rigs's Land Together with all & singular the Rights Pro- 
fits Priviledges & Appurtenances whasoever is thereto belong- 
ing or in any ways appertaining Also all the Estate Right 
Title Interest Possession Claim & Demand whatsoever of 
him the s d Jonathan Shermon his Heirs & Assigns, in or un- 
to the Premisses or any Part thereof To have and to hold 
the s d Dwelling House & Land w th all the Premisses afores d 
unto him the s d Thomas Haskei his Heirs & Assigns to his 
& their own proper Use Benefit & Behoof for ever & the 
s d Jonathan Sherman for himself his Heirs Exec rs Admin™ 
doth covenant & promise to & with the s d Thomas Haskell 
his Heirs Exec™ Adm rs & Assigns in manner following 
viz that at the Time of this psent Bargain & Sale & until y e 
Ensealing & Delivery of these Presents he is the true sole 
& lawful Owner of all the above granted & bargained prem- 
isses & hath full Power good Right & lawful Authority to 
grant sell convey & confirm the Premisses in Manner as 
afores d & that the s' 1 Thomas Haskell his Heirs &c shall & 
may from henceforth & forever hereafter by Force & Vir- 
tue of these Presents lawfully peaceably & quietly have 



Book XII, Fol. 67. 

hold use occupy possess & enj'03^ the s d demised Premisses 
with their Appurtenances free & clear & clearly acquitted 
and discharged of & from all & all Manner of other Gifts 
Grants Bargains Sales Leases Mortgages & all Incumbrances 
whatsoever — And further the s d Jonathan Shermon doth 
covenant & promise for himself his Heirs Exec rs & Admin 18 
to & with the s d Thomas Haskel his Heirs Exec rs Admin 1 ' 8 & 
Assigns to warrant & defend all the above granted & bar- 
gained Premisses with their Appurtenances & every Part & 
Parcel thereof unto him the s d Thomas Haskel his Heirs &c 
against the lawful Claims & Demands of all & every Person 
& Persons whomsoever from henceforth In Witness where- 
of the s d Jonathan Shermon with Elisabeth his Wife hath 
hereunto set their Hands & Seals this twenty fifth Day of 
August Annoq r Domini one thousand seven hundred & 
twenty six & in the thirteenth Year of his Majesty's Reign 
Signed Sealed & Delivered Jonathan Sherman (Seal) 
in Presence of Elizabeth Sherman (Seal) 

Edw d Larkin Middl x sc | Aug* 25. 1726 

Edw d Larkin Jun r Personally appeared the above 

mentioned Jonathan Sherman & 
Elisabeth his Wife & acknowledged 
the above written Instrument to be their 
voluntary Act & Deed 

before me Nath 11 Gary Jus : Peace # 
Octob r 4 th 1726. A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



The Deposition of Henry Libbee of Scarborough in the 
County of York aged seventy eight Years or 
Libby's thereabout testifieth & saith that ever since he 

Test can remember w ch is above sixty Year that Jos- 

eph Whinek of Scarborough in the County of 
York did possess by building & fencing & planting & Mow- 
ing the same whereon the s d Whineck lived & was killed & 
his Daughter with him by the Indians & was buried on his 
own Land where Philip Duly & Thomas Hares Wife was 
buried The Bounds of the aboves d Land & Marsh my best 
Remembrance is as followeth beginning at a Point of Marsh 
neare the Clay pits lies on the Westward side of Non such 
River & on the Southward Side of the back River commonly 
so called & runs *by said River to a Cove on the North 
West Side of an Island called new Hunewill Island & 
runs across the Neck from the Westward End of the s d 
Cove about four Rods on the North Side of the burying 



Book XII, Fol. 67. 

Place above Manchened & so to the Mill Creek alias Pigsket 
River & so Down that River to Blue-Point River <& so down 
s a River to Non such River except Joselyns Claim on the 
Point & so up Nonsuch River to the s d Point by the Clay- 
Pits where we begun first 
Interlined in the Third Line (which is about sixty Years 

York Aug 1 12 th 1726. Henry Libby above named made 
Oath to the Truth of the above Deposition — Taken in Per- 
petuam Rei Memoriam 

-o r { John Wheelwright ) Just 

( Jos : Hamond \ Quorum 

Octob 1 4 th 1726 A true Copy of the Original received 
under Seal Exam d by Jos : Moody Reg 1 



The Deposition of Henry Wright upwards of seventy 
Years of Age, testifieth & saith that the Bounds 
Wrights f the Lands formerly reputed to be M r Elia- 

Testimony knii Hutchinsons of Boston & was in the Pos- 
session of M r Roger Plaisted & one Thomas 
Douty was bounded as f olloweth viz by the Lands of Thomas 
Spencer & so extended from said Tho s Spencers Land to fag- 
otty Bridge & so down the Brook to the Great Works River 
& so continued down the River to the afores d Thomas Spen- 
.cers Land which s d Land is on the Southwardly Side of s d 
River bounded by Humphry Chadbourn on the Northerly 
Side of s d River to a white Oak Tree it being a Corner 
Tree & running from thence to John Lambs Landing Place 
the s d Landing Place being by the aboves d River <& from 
thence down the River to aboves d Chadbourns Bounds & so 
to the aboves d Oak Tree & the s d Plaisted improved sev- 
erall Pieces of Meadow in Berwick viz a certain Piece of 
Meadow known by the Name of Whites Marsh & a certain 
Piece of Meadow at Humphreys Pond all which Premisses 
as afores d has been improved by Mowing or by Fencing- 
Planting & Building on the same & quietly possessed & im- 
proved by the aboves d Eliakim Hutchinson & Persons un- 
der him never disturbed for sixty Years last past that I ever 
heard of but by John Usher Esq 1 about three Years ago 
which Land lies in the now Town of Berwick in the Coun- 
ty of York -^~ 

The Mark of Henry / Wright 
Suffolk ss Boston 2H July 1720 

Jurat Coram ( Tho Palmer ) Jus Pac 

In perpetuam Rei Memoriam ( Edvv d Lyde J of y e Quorum 
Octob r 4. 1726. A true Copy of the Original received 
under Seall Examined by Jos Moody Reg r 



Book XII, Fol. 68. 

The Deposition of Daniel Goodwin aged seventy Years & 
Gilbert Warren aged about sixty nine Years or 
Warren & thereabouts ; Testifieth & saith that he very well 
Goodwins remembers for above fifty Years past That the 
Affidavit Place called John Lambs Landing Place where 
he burn Coal was in Nicha wan nock [68] Alias 
Barwick upon the Great Works River on the North Side a 
Mile or somthing more from Col° John Plaisted Mills & is 
about thirty Rods to the Eastward of a Brook of Water that 
runs into the aboves d River & is to the Westward of a Cove 
& is about half way up the Reach comonly called & known 
by the Name of Abrams Falls & there stands a great Red 
Oak Tree at the Mouth of the aboves d Cove on the Western 
Side of s d Cove & there stands at the aboves d Landing Place 
a Clump of Bass Trees about a rod & an half from the 
aboves d River & a white Oak Tree about half way between 
the aboves d Bunch of Bass Trees & the River ; which Place 
was called & known by the aboves d Name for upward of fifty 
Years past as aboves d & there was never any other Place 
called by that Name ; as I ever knew or heard of 

Daniel Goodin 

his 

Gilbert X Warren 

Mark 

York sc | Berwick Octob r 21 st 1725. Then appear'd the 
abovenam'd Daniel Goodin & Gilbert Warren, & made Oath 
to the Truth of foregoing Deposition in Perpetuam Rei Me- 
moriam Coram Jos : Hamond Jus Pac s Quor Unus 

John Penhallow Just Pac 8 

Octob r 4. 1726. A true Copy of y e Original Received un- 
der Seal Examined by Jos : Moody Reg r 



The Testimony of Daniel Goodin aged sixty four Years & 
upwards saith that upwards of fifty Years agone 
Goodins ne this Deponent remembers M r Roger Plaisted 
Affidt hj s living at the Great Work in Berwick, & im- 
proved a considerable Parcel of Land by Fencing 
Planting & sowing & also a Saw Mill standing on the Falls 
called Great- Works-Falls & also that the s d Plaisted mowed 
several Pieces of Meadow viz* at Humphreys Pond & Whites 
Marsh, all which Premisses was possessed & improved by s d 
Plaisted as afores d & I have been informed & always under- 
stood in the Right of M r Eliakim Hutchinson of Boston who 
rented the same of s d Hutchinson, & that the Bounds of the 
Land at the Great Works afores d which have been reputed 
& accounted to belong to s d Hutchinson was bounded as fol- 



Book XII, Fol. 68. 

loweth by the Land of Thomas Spencers & so extended from 
s d Thomas Spencers Land to Faggotty Bridge & so down 
the Brook to y e Great- Works-River & so continuing down 
the River to the s d Thomas Spencers Land & also Part of 
s cl Land lying on the other Side of s d River, being bound- 
ed by Humphry Chadbourne to a White Oak Tree it being 
a Corner Tree, & from thence to John Lambs Landing Place 
so called, by the River Side & from thence down the River 
to the afores d Cadbourns Bounds, & after the s d M r Plaisted 
left the Premisses, Thomas Dowty had the Possession of the 
sames as I have also been informed as a Tenant to s d Hutch- 
inson, since which the Premisses afores d has been possessed 
& improved by several Persons under s d Hutchinson to this 
Day — & further Saith not Daniel Goodin 

York sc | Kittery May 23 d 1720. Daniel Goodin above- 
named personally appearing made Oath to the Truth of the 
above affidavit — In Perpetuam Rei Memoriam 

Before John Wheelwright ) Jus fc Quor 
Charles ffrost ) & Peace 

Octob r 4 th 1726. A true Copy of the Original Received 
under Seal Exam d by Jos : Moody Reg r 



To all Christian People to whom these may come Elishua 
Ailing of York in the County of York in the 
Allen To Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New Eng- 
Smith ] an d sendeth Greeting Know ye the s d Elishua 

Ailing for & in Consideration of thirty Shil- 
lings Money to him in Hand paid by John Smith of s d York 
hath givev granted bargained sold aliened enfeoffed & as- 
signed and doth by these Presents- give grant bargain sell 
aliene enfeoffe & Assign & fully freely & absolutely convey 
& confirm & make over unto the s d John Smith one certain 
Town Grant of Land granted unto the s d Elishua Ailing at 
a legal Town Meeting in said York March the 23 d 1712 | 13 
where he could find it clear of all former Grants Together 
with all the Priviledges Rights & Appurtenances belonging 
unto the aboves d Grant of Land which is thirty Acres as p 
s d Grant will appear unto him the s d John Smith his Heirs 
& Assigns for ever To have and to hold & quietly & peace- 
ably to possess occupy & enjoy the same (where he can find 
it clear of former Grants) as a sure Estate in Fee simple. 
And moreover the s d Elishua. doth for himself his Heirs Ex- 
ec" & Admin rs to & with the s d John his Heirs & Assigns 
Covenant Engage & Promise to warrantize & defend the 
aboves d Grant of Land according to the Tenour thereof from 



Book XII, Fol. 69. 

by & all under him. In Witness hereof the s d Elish Ailing 
hath put his Hand & Seal this 23 d Day of March 1715 | 16 & 
in the second Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord 
George King of Great Britain &c Elisha Allen (Seal) 
Witness York sc | York April y e 10 th 1716. 

Daniel Simpson Elisha Allen psonally appeared before- 
Nath 11 Freeman me the Subscriber Abraham Preble Esq r 
one of his Majesties Justices of the Peace 
for the County of York & acknowledged the 
within Instrument to be his Act & Deed the 
Day above written Abra Preble 

York sc | York April the 12 th 1716— This within Instru- 
ment with the Acknowledgment thereof entered into York 
Town Book Page 287 p Me Abra Preble Town Clerk 
Octob r 5. 1726. A true of the Original Examined 

by Jos. Moody Reg 1 



To all Christian People to whom this Deed may come 

Cap 1 David Robertson of Boston in the County 

Robertson f Suffolk in the Province of the Massachusetts 

To Bay in New England sendeth Greeting Know y e 

Smith the s d David Robertson for & in Consideration 

of Eighteen Pounds Money to him in Hand paid 
or secured to be paid by John Smith of York in the County 
of York in the Province aboves d at the Receipt whereof the 
s d David Robertson doth acknowledge himself therewith to 
be fully paid satisfied & contented & doth hereby acquit & 
discharge the s d John Smith his Heirs Exec rS & Admin rs for 
which the s d David hath given granted bargained sold alien- 
ed enfeoffed & made over & doth by these Presents give 
grant bargain sell aliene enfeoffe make over convey & con- 
firm unto the s d John Smith & his Heirs & Assigns for ever 
the one whole quarter Part of a certain Tract or Tenument 
of Land & Swamp the whole containing the full Quantity 
of Eighty four [69] Acres lying & being within the Town- 
ship of s d York the which s d Land & Swamp was formerly 
in the Possession of one John Hoy late of s d York deceased 
as p a Deed & sundry other Writing doth appear & is under 
the Administration of the s d David Robertson which s d Land 
&c a is situate at a Place called Bricksum in s d York where 
s d Hoy did live and the s d Land is bounded as followeth viz 
upon the North Eastward by his Father James Smiths Land 
& runneth South South West twenty Poles to Joseph 
Smiths Land bought also this Day of s d Robertson & run- 
neth back the same Breadth between s d James Smith's & 



Book XII, Fol. 69. 

Joseph Smith's Lot, North North West one hundred & six- 
ty Poles with one Acre of Swamp at the Eastward End 
thereof or however otherwise is reputed to be bounded : to- 
gether with all the Rights Titles Priviledges Advantages 
belonging unto the same or any Part or Parcel thereof or 
any Appurtenance Emolument or Advantage that may here- 
after redound thereunto unto him the s d John Smith & his 
Heirs & Assigns for ever To have & to hold & quietly & 
peaceably to possess occupy & enjoy as a sure Estate in Fee 
simple — Moreover the s d David Robertson doth for himself 
his Heirs Exec rs & Admin 18 to & with the s d John * * * 
his Heirs & Assigns covenant engage & promise the above 
bargained Premisses with all its Priviledges to be free & 
clear from all former Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Rents 
Rates Dowries Mortgages or any other Incumbrances what- 
soever as also from all future Claims Challenges Arrests 
Law Suits or any other Interuption to be had or comenced 
by him the s d Robertson his Heirs or Assigns or any other 
Person or Persons whatsoever proceeding this Date But He 
doth hereby warratize & will defend the same. In Witness 
whereof the aboves d Cap* David Robertson hath hereunto 
set his Hand .& Seal this fourth Day of September in the 
Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & nineteen & 
in the fift Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George 
King of Great Britain &c 

Signed Sealed & Delivered David Robertson (Seal) 

in the Presence of York sc I In York Sept r 

Samuel Came 4 th 1719 Tlie abovenamed 

James Smith David Robertson psonally.ap- 

Abra m Preble peared & acknowledged this above 

written Instrum* to be his free Act & 
Deed 

before Me Abra Preble Jus. Peac 
Octob r 5 1726. A true Copy of the Original Examined 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



Know all Men by these Presents that I George Page of 
Marbleh d in the County of Essex in the Province 
Pa g e of the Massachusetts Bay in New England Fisher- 

To man for & in Consideration of the Sum of twelve [ 

Browne Pounds of good currant Money of New England to 
me in Hand paid by Elisabeth Browne of Marbleh d . 
afores d Widow Woman the Receipt whereof I do by these 
Presents acknowledge & my self fully & entirely satisfied j 
and paid and I the s d George Page for my self my Heirs j 



Book XII, Fol. 69. 

Exec trs & Admin 1 " 8 do acquit release & discharge the s d Elis- 
sabeth Browne her Heirs Exec rs Admin rs & Assigns for ever 
by these Presents & for divers other good Causes and Con- 
siderations me hereunto moving have given granted bargain- 
ed sold aliened enfeoffed remised released quitted Claim & 
Confirmed & by These Presents do fully freely clearly & 
absolutely give grant bargain sell aliene enfeofe remise re- 
lease quit Claim & confirm unto the s d Elisabeth Browne 
her Heirs & Assigns for ever all my double Right Title 
Portion Proportion Inheritance Interest Dividend Property 
Possession share and Claim of all my Fathers Lands Tene- 
ments & Hereditaments arable Land wood Land Swamps 
Meadows Town Rights & Comonages which he George Page 
my s d Father late of Saco River lying above Winter Har- 
bour to the Eastward died seized & possessed of in his Life 
Time given & granted to him by any manner of ways or 
means whatsoever or howsoever the s d Lands lying on the 
Eastward of s d Saco River about four Miles above s d Win- 
ter Harbour butted & bounded as followeth on the one Side 
by Land in the Possession of Robert Edgecomb To have & 
to hold all the above granted & released Premisses with all 
the Priviledges & Appurtenances whatsoever thereto be- 
longing & appertaining To her the s d Elisabeth Brown her 
Heirs & Assigns from hence forth & for evermore without 
any Account Reckoning or Answer therefore to be given 
rendered or done in Time to come by the s d Elisabeth 
Browne her Heirs & Assigns to me the s d George Page my 
Heirs Exec rs Adminis rs or Assigns but of & from all Action 
of Right Title Interest Share Portion Proportion Dividend 
& Claim of in & to the bargained released Premisses & the 
Priviledges & Appurtenances thereunto in any wise belong- 
ing not only I my self the s d George Page my Heirs Exec rs 
Admin 18 & Assigns shall be utterly excluded & debarred but 
also all other Person or Persons whatsoever laying any le- 
gal Right Claim or Demand thereto And farther I the s (1 
George Page for my self my Heirs Exec 18 & Admin 18 doth 
hereby covenant & promise bind & oblige my self & them 
to warrant & defend the s d Elisabeth Browne his Heirs 
Exec rs Admin" & Assigns in the quiet & peaceable Posses- 
sion Seizin of all the above bargained Premisses & the Ap- 
purtenances against all manner of Person or Persons what- 
soever by Vertue of these Presents — In Witness of the 
Truth hereof I have hereunto set my Hand & Seal this 
twelfth Day of March in the sixth Year of the Reign of our 
Sovereign Lord George of Great Britain France & Ireland 
King Annoq r Domini 1719 | 20 

Book xii. 15 



Book XII, Fol. 70. 

Sign d Seal d & D d George Page & a Seal 

in Presence of us Essex sc | The above- 

John Calley named George Page pson- 

Arch d Ferguson nally appeared before me the 

Subscriber one of his Majesties 
Justices of the Peace for s d County 
of Essex & he voluntarily acknowl- 
edged the above written Instrument to 
his Act & Deed — Dated at Mareblehead 
the 12^ h Day of March 1719 | 20 

John Calley 
Essex sc | Received on Record \ 
Aug* 16. 1720 recorded > A true Copy Exam d 

Lib° 37. Fol 144 ) p J. Higginson Reg r 

October 10 th 1726. A true Copy of y e above Copy Ex- 
am d by Jos : Moody Reg r 



To all People unto whom these Presents shall come John 

Nelson of Boston in the County of Suffolk within 

Nelson his Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts Bay 

To in New England Esq 1 Devisee & Exec r of & in the 
Moody i as t Will & Testament of Cap* Silvanus Davis late 
of Falmouth in Casco-Bay in the County of York 
& Province afores d Esq 1 ' [70] deceased sendeth Greeting — 
Know }^e that I the s d John Nelson qualified as afores d for 
& in Consideration of the Sum of three Pounds to me in 
Hand well & truly paid at & before the Delivery of these 
Presents by Samuel Moody of Falmouth afores d Esq r the 
Receipt of which Sum I do hereby acknowledge have given 
granted sold remised release & quit claimed and by these 
Presents do give grant sell remise release quit claim & con- 
firm unto the s d Samuel Moody (in his quiet Possession & 
Seizin now being) & to his Heirs & Assigns for ever [all 
my Right Title & Interest in & to] all that certain Tract of 
Land containing about two Acres & one Quarter be the 
same more or less situate lying & being in Falmouth afores d 
whereon the s d Moody's House & Garrison now stands & 
formerly in the Possession of y e s d Sylvanus Davis the said 
Land being butted & bounded as follows that is to say South 
Eastwardly on the River South Westerly towards the 
House & Land formerly of one Seacomb now in Jeremiah I 
Rigg's Possession North Easterly on Land formerly in Pos- j 
session of M r Munjoy called Mun joy's Neck & running up j 
North West towards the Burying Place in Falmouth afores d 
Together with all the Houses Out Houses Fences Trees \ 



Book XII, Fol. 70. 

Ponds Brooks Waters Waters Water-Courses Profits Priv- 
il edges & Appurtenanees thereunto belonging or in any wise 
appertaining — And the Reversion & Reversions Remainder 
& Remainders thereof To have and to hold the s d granted & 
released Land & Premisses with the Appurtenances & every 
Part & Parcel thereof unto the s d Samuel Moody his Heirs 
and Assigns To his & their only sole & proper Use Benefit 
& Behoof for ever — So that of & from all Right Estate Title 
Interest Reclaim Challenge or Demand whatsoever to be by 
me the s d John Nelson my Heirs Exec rs Admin rs & Assigns 
or any other Persons by from or under me had made or 
claimed of in or to the s d given or released Land & Premis- 
ses we shall & will be utterly debarred & for ever excluded 
of & from the same by Force & Virtue of these Presents In 
Witness whereof I the s d John Nelson have hereunto put 
my Hand & Seal the first Day of Septemb r in the thirteenth 
Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord King George An- 
noq 1 ' Domini One thousand seven hundred & twenty six 
Signed Sealed & Delivered J° Nelson (Seal) 

in Presence of us the Received the Day & 

Words (my Right Title & In- Year above written of 
teres t in & to all) being Samuel Moody Esq 1 three 

first interlined between Pounds being- the' Considera- 
the 17 th & 18 th Line tion expressed in the aforewrit- 

within ten Deed 

Cyprian Southack 

Samuel Tyley p Me J n ° Nelson 

Suffolk sc | Boston Sept r the 5 th 1726 John Nelson Esq r 
acknowledged the foregoing Instrument to be his free Act 
& Deed Before me Habijah Savage J. Pac s 

Received Octob r 5. 1726. Recorded & examined 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



To all People unto whom this Present Deed shall come 

John Phillips Mariner & Henry Phillips Esq r both 

Phillips f Charles-Town in the County of Middles x & Prov- 

To ince of the Massachusetts Bay In New England the 
Mood y Sons & Heirs of Colonel John Phillips late of s d 
Charletown Esq r deceased send Greeting Know ye 
That we the s d John Phillips & Henry Phillips for & in Con- 
sideration of the Sum of ten Pounds to us in Hand paid at 
& before the Delivery of these Presents by Samuel Moody 
of Falmouth in Casco Bay in the County of York & Prov- 
ince afores d Esq 1 ' the Receipt of which Sum we hcrcb}^ ac- 
knowledge have remised released & quit claimed & by these 



Book XII, Fol. 70. 

Presents do give grant sell remise release & quit claim unto 
the said Samuel Moody (in his quiet Possession now being) 
& to his Heirs & Assigns for ever all our & each of our 
Right Estate Title Interest Inheritance Property Claim & 
Demand whatsoever which we have or ought to have in Law 
or Equity of in or to all that certain Tract or Parcel of Land 
lying in Falmouth afores d containing by Estimation two 
Acres & one Quarter be the same more or less, which was 
the Lot or Tract of Land whereon Cap 1 Sylvanus Davis Esq r 
formerly dwelt & which he together with the abovenamed 
Col John Phillips M r John Endicot & M r James Ingles 
heretofore held in Partnership the s d Land being bounded 
South easterly upon the High Way by the Water Side North 
Westerly towards the Burying Place Hill ; South Westerly 
towards the Land formerly in Possession of M r Seacomb, & 
North Easterly towards the Land called Mount joys Neck, 
or howsoever otherwise bounded or reputed to be bounded 
To have and to hold the s d released Land & Premisses with 
the Appur CeS & Reversions & Remainders thereof unto the 
s d Samuel Moody his Heirs & Assigns forever — To his & 
their only sole & proper Use Benefit & Behoof for ever — So 
that of & from all Right Estate Title Interest Inheritance 
Reclaim Challenge & Demand to be by us the said John 
Phillips & Henry Phillips had made or claimed of in or to 
the s d granted Land & Premisses we & each of us our Heirs 
& Assigns shall & will be debarred & utterly excluded there- 
from by Force & Virtue of these Presents In Witness 
whereof we the s d John Phillips & Henry Phillips have 
hereunto put our Hands & Seals this first Day of September 
Anno Domini One thousand seven hundred & twenty six 
And in the thirteenth Year of his Majesty's Reign 
Signed Sealed & Delivered John Phillips (seal) 

in Presence of us Henry Phillips (Seal) 

Joshua Winnock Received the Day & Year above 

Jonathan Cob written of Samuel Moody Esq r ten 

Pounds being the Consideration mention- 
ed in the aforewritten Deed 

p us John Phillips 
Henry Phillips 
Suffolk sc | Boston Sept r 3 d 1726. John Phillips & Hen- 
ry Phillips acknowledged the aforeAvritten Instrument to be 
their free Act & Deed before me Habijah Savage J Pac s 
Octob 1 5. 1726. A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg 1 



Book XII, Fol. 71. 

Know all Men by these Presents that I Hephzibah Morti- 
mer of Boston in the County of Suffolk in New 
Mortmore England Widow (Daughter of George Mount- 
To joy late of Falmouth in in Casco Bay in the [71] 
Moody ifc County of York in New England Mariner & 
Mumford Mary his Wife who was the only Daughter & 
Heir of M r John Phillips heretofore of said Bos- 
ton Merchant deceased) for & in Consideration of the Sum 
or two hundred Pounds to me in Hand paid at & before the 
Delivery of these Presents by Samuel Moody of Casco Bay 
& of the Town of Falmouth afores d Esq 1 & Edmund Mum- 
ford of Boston afores d Merchant the Receipt of which Sum 
I the s d Hephzibah Mortimer hereby acknowledge have giv- 
en granted & sold & by these Presents do give grant sell 
convey & confirm unto the s d Samuel Moody & Edmund 
Mumford in aqual Halves all my Right & Title of in & to 
all that certain Neck of Land comonly called Magegunuck 
alias Machagony sometime known by the Name of Mount- 
joys Neck situate lying & being in Falmouth in Casco Bay 
beginning at the Point called Machagony & lying North 
Easterly from the s d Moodys dwelling House ; & so along 
the Water Side to a Water Lake near the Clay Cove & so to 
run over upon a NorthWesterly Line over the s d Neck thro 
a swamp to the back Cove supposed to be about three Quar- 
ters of a Mile over from thence running North Westerly 
round about to the s d Machagony till it come to the first 
Bounds ; Also all my Right Title & Interest of & in a cer- 
tain Parcel of Marsh commonly called the round Marsh near 
the Narrow of the Neck, lying South West. from the s d 
Moodjr's House And Also of & in all that Island lying East- 
erly from Falmouth called by some Pond Island, by others 
Palmers Island since called Peaks Island, & formerly called 
Mountjoys Island And of & in House Island lying near ad- 
joyning Also all my Right Title & Interest in the Lands call- 
ed Amungungon where the said Mount joy had a dwelling 
House & of & into a River called Capissick with the Marishes 
near adjoyning And in all my other Lands in the Town 
of Falmouth afores d Together with all Rivers Falls Ponds 
Mines Trees Woods Underwoods Profits Priviledges & Ap- 
purtenances thereto belonging & particularly to the long 

Marsh on the South Side of the River that runs up before 
Falmouth on the South Side of the River & the Reversions 
& Remainders of the*s d Lands & Premisses before granted 
To have and to hold all the Right Estate Title Interest In- 
heritance Claim & Demand which I the s d Hephzibah Morti- 
mer have or ever had in Right of my s d Father George 



Book XII, Fol. 71. 

Mount joy or in Eight of nry Mother M rS Mary Mount joy 
deceased or in Right of my honored Grandfather M r John 
Phillips deceased of & in all the Lands & Estate whereof 
they or any of them died seized lying within the Township 
of Falmouth afores d (Part of s d Land being particularly ex- 
pressed) unto the s d Samuel Moody & Edmund Mumford 
their Heirs & Assigns for ever to their only sole & proper 
Use Benefit & Behoofe from henceforth & forever more in 
aqual Halves as af ores d So that of & from all Right Title In- 
terest Inheritance Reclaim Challenge or Demand to be by 
me the s d Hephzibah Mortimer my Heirs Executors Ad- 
min rs or Assigns at any Time to come had made or claimed 
of in or to the af ores' 1 Lands & Premisses in Right of my s d 
Parents & Grandfather Phillips or howsoever otherwise I & 
they & each of us & them shall & will be utterly excluded 
& for ever debarred of & from the same & every Part there- 
of by Vertue of these Presents In Witness whereof I the s d 
Hephzibah Mortimer have hereunto set my Hand & Seal 
this twelfth Day of September in the thirteenth Year of the 
Reign of our Sovereign Lord King George Annoq 1 ' Domini 
One thousand seven hundred & twenty six 
Signed Sealed & Delivered Hephzibath Mortmore (Seal) 
in Presence of us Received the Day & Year 

Tho s Gushing abovewritten of Samuel Moody 

Mary Hunt Esq r & Edmund Mumford the Sum 

of two hundred Pounds in full for the 
Lands & Estate before granted them 

p Me Hephzibath Mortmore 
Suffolk sc | Boston Sept r 13 th 1726. M 1S Hephzibah Mor- 
timer acknowled the aforegoing lustrum 1 to be her free 
Act & Deed Before Me Habijah Savage J. Pac s 

Octob 1 5. 172(3. A true Gopy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come I Thom- 
as Perkins of Arundel in the County of York Yeo- 
Perkins man do by these Presents set over unto Allison 

To Brown of Arundel afores' 1 & to his Heirs for ever 
Brown the one half Part of that Land which his Father 
Andrew Brown late of Arundel deceased & my self 
bought of M r James Tyler John Watson & Jabez Dorman 
as by a Deed of Sale bearing Date June the twenty fourth 
One thousand seven hundred and nineteen which Land is 
about five Acres bounded with a small Pitch Pine Tree West 
North West then running twenty seven Rods East & by 






Book XII, Fol. 72. 

North buundcd by Land in the Possession of M r Jabez Dor- 
man Then running South East & by South to a Red Oak 
Tree near the Flats South & South West to the Bounds first 
mentioned which half Part of the aboves d Land that is set 
over unto the s d Brown is the North Part of the Land being 
about fourteen Rods in Breadth from Dormans Land to 
Land in the s d Perkins Possession, only I the s d Thomas 
Perkins do reserve to my self about six Hods in Length & 
two in Breadth where the s d Perkins's House & Part of Gari- 
son now standeth allowing the s d Brown six Rods in Length 
& one in Breadth of Marsh at the South West Corner of the 
s d Perkins's Field by the River Side for a Landing Place 
for Hay below the Saw mill — To have and to hold the North 
Half Part of the afores d Land excepting what is afore ex- 
cepted) to him the s d Allison Brown & to his Heirs & As- 
signs for ever without any Molestation from me the s d 
Thomas Perkins my Heirs or any Person or Person whatso- 
ever from by or under me my Heirs or Assigns by Virtue 
of the aforementioned Deed — In Witness whereof I have 
hereunto set to my Hand & Seal this fifth Day of Octob r in 



the Year of our Lord 1726 
Signed Sealed & Delivered 

in Present of 

Benj a Stone 

Edward Beale 

John Addams 



Thomas Perkins (Seal) 

York sc | York 
Octob 1 ' 5. 1726— 
The above named Thom- 
as Perkins appeared before 
the Subscriber & acknowledged 
Instrum* to be his free 



Octob' 5. 1726. 



the above 
Act & Deed 

Joseph Hill J. Peace 
A true Copy of the Original Exam d 
Jos : Moody Reg 1 



[72] To all People to whom these Presents shall come 
I Thomas Peceren do send Greeting, Know ye that 
I the s d Tho Peceren of Pothmouth in the Prov- 
ince of New Hemshear Miller for & in Considera- 
tion of Love & Good-Will & Affection which I 
have & do bear towards my Friend Richard Jeaques 
in the County of York Gent n have given & granted 
& by these Presents do freely clearly & absolutely give & 
grant unto him the s d Richard Jeaques his Heirs Exec ls or 
Admin 18 all & singular one Acre of Land bounding on the 
Northern Side of the Way leading to the Ferry & on the 
[Eastern Side of York] River where upon I the s d Tho : Pic- 
eren do bind the s d Richard Jeques his Heirs Exec 18 Admin" 



Pickerin 

To 
Jaques 

of Yor: 



Book XII, Fol. 72. 



& Assigns that he never sell this s d Land without giving 
me or mine the first Refusal now being in the present dwell- 
ing House of John Woodbridge in York of which with these 
Presents I have delivered him the s d Richard Jaques one 
Acre of Land signed with with my own Hand & bearing 
even Date to have & to hold the s d Land for ever to him 
the s d Richard Jeques his Heirs Exec™ Admin 19 from hence- 
forth as his and their proper Goods absolutely without any 
manner of Condition — In Witness whereof I have hereunto 
set my Hand & Seal this nineteenth Day of February & in 
the eleventh Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord 
George by the Grace of God of Great Briten France & Ier- 
land King Defender of the Faith & in the Year of our Lord 
God 1724 | 5 
Signed Sealed & Delivered 



Thomas Pickerin (Seal) 
York sc | York Octob 1 ' 
5. 1726. Then Thomas 
Pickerin the Subscriber of 
the within Instrument psonal- 
ly appearing acknowledged the 
same to be his free Act & Deed 
Coram Joseph Hill Jus. Pac s 
Octob r 6. 1726. A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Rcg r 



in the Presence of us 
Edward Preble 
David Tyler 
John Woodbridge 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing Know ye that Nathanael Raynes of York in 
the County of York in the Province of the Mas- 
sachusetts Bay in New E no-land Yeoman for 



Raynes 

To 
York Town 



divers good Causes & Considerations him there- 



unto moving hath remised released & for ever 
quit claimed & by these Presents for himself & his Heirs 
doth remise release & for ever quit claim unto Peter Nowel 
Joseph Bragdon & Samuel Clarke Yeomen of York in the 
s d County of York a Comittee chosen by the Inhabitants of 
the Town of York at a Town Meeting held in s d York on 
the eighth Day of March last to see that there be no In- 
croachments made on the Town Comon & Ministerial Land 
& to prosecute such as have or shall make such Incroach- 
ments & to the Inhabitants of the s d Town of York & their 
Successors & Assigns all such Right Estate Title Interest & 
Demand whatsoever as he the s d Nathanael Raynes had or 
ought to have in or to a certain Tract of Land containing 
by Estimation One hundred Acres which was laid out to him 
the s d Nathanael Raynes at Agamenticus Hill in s d York on 
the North West Side thereof butted & bounded as is ex- 



Book XII, Fol. 72. 

pressed in a Return for the same bearing Date Dccemb 1 17. 
1720. as by York Town Book Lib 1. Page 399 Reference 
being had thereunto may more fully appear To have and to 
hold the Tract of Land with all the Priviledges Appurten- 
ances & Comodities to the same belonging or in any wise 
appertaining unto them the s d Peter Nowel Joseph Bragdon 
& Samuel Clarke In the Capacity afores d & to the Inhabi- 
tants of s d Town their Successors and Assigns for ever To 
their only proper Use Benefit & Behoof for ever So that 
neither he the s d Raynes nor his Heirs nor any other Per- 
son for him or them or in his or their Names or in the 
Name Right or Stead of any of them shall by any Way or 
Means whatsoever hereafter have Claim Challenge or De- 
mand any Estate Right Title or Interest of in or to the 
Premisses or any Part or Parcel thereof ; But from every 
Action Right Estate Title Interest or Demand of in or to 
the Premisses they & every of them shall be utterly exclud- 
ed & barred for ever by these Presents— And also the s d 
Nathanael Raynes his Heirs Exec rs & Admin rs the s d re- 
leased Premisses with the Appurtenances to them the s d 
Nowel Bragdon & Clarke in the s fl Capacity & to the In- 
habitants of the s d Town of York their Successors & Assigns 
to their own proper Use & Uses in Manner & Form afore 
specified against their Heirs & Assigns & every of them 
shall warrant & for ever defend by these Presents Provid- 
ed nevertheless & it is the true Intent & Meaning of Grant- 
or & Grantees in these Presents any Thing therein to the 
Contrary Notwithstanding that the s d Nathanael Raynes 
doth not hereby convey away his Right to a certain Grant 
of one hundred Acres of Land upon York-Hill made to the 
s d Nathanael Raynes by the s d Town of York at a Legal Town 
Meeting held by s d Town Septemb r the 2 d 1700 by Virtue 
of which Grant the Premisses were by Mistake laid out at 
the Foot of s d York-Hill or Agamenticus Hill but the s d 
Raynes his Heirs & Assigns shall still have & enjoy One 
hundred Acres of Land upon the s d Hill according to the 
true Intent & Meaning of the forementioned Grant in as 
ample Manner as he or they might have done before the 
laying [out] of the s d hereby released Tract of Land — In 
Witness whereof the s d Nathanael Raynes hath hereunto set 
his Hand & Seal the sixth Day of October Anno Domi- 
ni 1726 Annoq 1 R l R is Georgii May Britannia &c Decimo 
tertio % Nathaniell Raynes (Seal) 



Book XII, Fol. 72. 

Signed Sealed & Delivered York sc | Octob 1 7. 1726 

in Presence of us M r Nathanael Raynes Sen r ac- 

Jolm Harmon knowledg-ed the forep-oino; In- 

Amos Main strument to be his free Act and 

Jos : Moody Deed 

Before Samuel Came J. Pac 8 
Octob r 7. 1726 A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 

At a legal Town Meeting holden in York Sept r 2. 1700 
Granted to M 1 Nathanael Raynes a hundred 
Kaynes Acres of Land upon York Hill if it be there 

To his Son clear of former Grants 

Abr m Preble Town Clerk 
A true Copy from York Town Book examined 

by Jos : Moody Town C c 
Know all Men by these Presents that I Nathanael Raynes 
sen r of York in the County of York in the Province of the 
Massachusetts Bay in New England Yeoman in Considera- 
tion of the Love I bear unto my welbeloved Son Nathanael 
Raynes Jun r of York have & by these Presents do give grant 
assign make over & confirm unto the s d Nathanael Raynes 
Jun r his Heirs & Assigns for ever all my Right Title & In- 
terest to the Grant above written as fully to improve as I 
could have done by Vertue of the above recited Grant made 
to me To have and to hold [73] To him the s d Nathanael 
Raynes Jun 1 his Heirs & Assigns for ever Witness my Hand 
& Seal this seventh Day of October 1726 
Signed Sealed & Delivered Nathaniell Raynes (Seal) 
in Presence of us York sc | Octob r 7. 1726. M r 

John Harmon Nathanael Raynes sen r ackn owl- 

Amos Main edged the foregoing Instrument to 

Jos : Moody be his Act & Deed 

Before me Samuel Came Jus : Peace 
Octob 1 7. 1726. A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



To all to whom these Presents may concern George Gray of 
York in the County of York in New England send- 
Gray eth Greeting Know ye the s d George Gray for & 

To in Consideration of the Sum of three Pounds in 

Trafton Money to him in Hand paid before Signing & De- 
livery of these Presents hath given & granted unto 
Zacheus Trafton of s d York in the County of York Black- 
smith & doth by these Presents give grant aliene enfeoff ac- 



Book XII, Fol. 73. 

quit release & fully freely convey & confirm unto the s d 
Zacheus Trafton his Heirs & Assigns for ever the one half 
of a certain Grant of twenty Acres of Land which was grant- 
ed to my Father Robert Gray at a legal Town Meeting hol- 
den in s d York March 23. 1712 j 13 & the s d one half given 
to me by the said Robert Gray as by his Deed on Record 
may appear To have & to hold the s d Half of the s d twenty 
Acre Grant together with all the Priviledges Appurtenances 
& Comodities to the same belonging or in any wise apper- 
taining To him y e s d Zacheus Trafton his Heirs & Assigns 
for ever— To his & their own proper Use Benefit & Behoof e 
forever free of all Manner of Incumbrances with Warranty 
for the same against all Persons w* soever — In Witness 
whereof I have hereunto set my Hand & Seal the sixteenth 
Day of May Anno Domini One thousand seven hundred & 
twenty six & in the twelfth Year of King Georges Reign 

Mem° the Words [of twenty Acres] between Line 8 

& 9 were interlined before Signing George Gray (Seal) 

Signed Sealed & Delivered York sc | Octob r 10. 1726. 

in Presence of us George Gray psonally appear- 

John Baker ed before me the Subscriber & ac- 

Jos : Moody knowledged this Instrument to be his 

free Act & Deed 

before me Samuel Came Jus : Peace 
Octobr 21. 1726 A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



Know all Men by these Presents that I William Beall of 
York in the County of York Yeoman for the Love 
Beall j |3 ear un to my welbeloved Brother-in-Law Fran- 

To cis Carrman & Abishag his Wife my Sister have 

Carman given granted aliened & set over & do by these 
Presents give grant aliene & set over unto my s d 
Brother & Sister Francis & Abishag Carrman during their 
natural Lives three Acres of Land being Part of my home 
Lot whereon I now dwell in the Township of York on the 
South East side of the Road going to York Ferry & front- 
ing the s d Road together with the Wood and Underwood 
standing or laying on s d three Acres of Land To have and 
to hold the s d three Acres of Land during the full Term & 
Time of their natural Lives To the only Use Benefit & Be- 
hoof of the s d Francis & Abishag Carrman — In Witness 
whereof I have hereunto set my Hand & Seal this eighth 



Book XII, Fol. 73. 

Day of November in the Year of 1 7 1 7 . The Si s n of 
Signed & Sealed William £s Beall (Seal) 

in Presence of us the Subscribers */ 

William Godsoe 

The Sign of Eliz J~_* Godsoe These Presents Witness 
Katherin Surplis that I Jane Beall do by these 

Presents render up all my Right 
of Dowry to my Brother & Sister Fran- 
cis & Abishag Carman in the aboves d three 
Acres of Land Witness my Hand and Seal 

The Sign of Jane C\^ Beall (Seal) 
York sc | York March y e 29 th 1720. The abovenamed 
William Bale psonally appeared & acknowledged this above- 
written Instrument to be his free Act & Deed 

before me Abraham Preble Jus : Peace 
Octob r 24. 1726. A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



To all Christian People to whom this Present Writing 
shall come Know ye That I Obadiah Read of 
Eead Boston in the County of Suffolk in New Eng- 

To his Datr i anc [ House Carpenter for & in Consideration of 
Read the Love good Will & Affection w c I have & do 

bear unto my loving Daughterin Law Jane Read 
of Boston afores d Widow have given granted & by these 
Presents do freely clearly & absolutely give grant & confirm 
unto her the s d Jane Read her Heirs Heirs Exec rs & Assigns 
all that my one hundred Acres of Land which is lying & be- 
ing in the Township of Kittery in the County of York 
which s d Land was formerly granted (to Elizabeth Brough- 
ton alias Elizabeth Read my late wife who is since deceased) 
at a Meeting of the Select Men together with the Inhabi- 
tants of the Parish of Unity in s d Township of Kittery 
the thirteenth Day of April One thousand six hundred & 
seventy one appointed for the granting of Lands by Vertue 
of a general Act of the Town made the 24 th of June One 
thousand six hundred & seventy one as by the Records of 
the Township of Kittery afores d may more fully appear To 
have and to hold the afores d One hundred Acres of Land 
with all the Privilcdgcs & Appurtenances thereunto belong- 
ing To her the s d Jane Read her Heirs & Assigns To her & 
their only proper Use Benefit & Behoof for ever — And the 
s d Obadiah Read doth by these Presents bind & oblige him- 
self his Heirs Exec 11 & Admin 18 from henceforth <& at all 



Book XII, Fol. 74. 

Times hereafter to warrant & defend the above granted & 
bargained Premisses unto her the s d Jane Read her Heirs & 
Assigns forever against all the lawful Claims and Demands 
of all & every Person or Persons whatsoever In Witness 
whereof I the s d Obadiah Read have hereunto set my Hand 
& Seal this third Day of August Anno Domini One thou- 
sand seven hundred & twenty Obadah Rad (Seal) 
[74] Signed Sealed & Delivered Suffolk sc | Boston 
in the Presence of us August the fourth 1720 
John Briggs — M 1 Obadiah Read psonal- 
Sarah Heughes al appeared & acknowledged 

the Instrument on the other Side 
to be his voluntary Act & Deed 
Coram me Sam 11 Checkley Jus Pacis 
Novemb 1 4. 1726. A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



Know all Men by these Presents That I Robert Wadley 

at Present in the Town of Wells have sold unto 

Wadley Francis Littlefield sen 1 of the Town of Wells 

To two hundred Acres of Up Land with fifty Acres 

Littlefield f Marsh lying upon the North East Side of the 
River comonly called Cape Porpus River Begin- 
ning at a little Hill which butts upon the River where there 
is an Indian Grave stands so to run up the River towards 
the lower Falls of that River In Consideration of which I 
the aboves d Francis Littlefield have given in Hand to the 
afores d Robert Wadley the Sum of four Pounds in which 
Consideration I the s cl Robert give to him all my Right & 
Interest to him his Heirs Exec rs Admin rS or Assigns to en- 
joy the same without Molestation by my self Heirs Exec ra 
& Admin rs or Assigns — Witness my Hand this present Day 
June 17 th Anno Domini 1654 

Witness Joseph Emerson Robert Wadley 

Elizabeth Emerson Sarah Wadley 

This Bill of Sale was owned & Possession given unto 
Francis Littlefield by the both Witness Ezekiell Knights 

I Robert Wadley do acknowledge my self fully satisfied 
for the Land mentioned in this Bill 

p Me Robert Wadleigh 
Witness Ezekell Knights 

Anne Knights Dated the 8 of the first Month 1655 

We whose Names are here underwritten do grant being the 
Select Men of the Town of Wells do grant & confirm unto 
Francis Littlefield sen 1 & his Heirs for ever a certain Tract 



Book XII, Fol. 74. 

of Land which the s d Francis bought of Robert Wadleigh 
the Quantity is two hundred Acres of upland with fifty 
Acres of Marsh lying upon the North East Side of the River 
comonly called Cape Porpus River beginning at a little Hill 
which butts upon the River where there is an Indian Grave 
standing & so to run up the River towards the lower Falls 
of that River until so much be compleated 

Ezekiell Knights William Hamond 

Tho : Wheelwright John Sanders sen r 
John Bush John Waikefield 

A true Copy taken out of the Town Book of Wells Records 
this 5 th Day of July 1717 

p John Wheelwright Town Clerk 
Octob 1 26. 1726. A true of s d Copy examined 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



To all Christian People to whom these Presents shall 
Pierce come I Joshua Pierce of Portsmouth in the Province 
To of New Hampshire in New England Joyner send 
Coffin Greeting Know ye that I the s d Joshua Pierce for a 
valuable Consideration to me in Hand paid at & be- 
fore the Ensealing & Delivery of these Presents by Peter 
Coffin of Exeter in the Province afores d Gentleman the Re- 
ceipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge & my self therewith 
fully satisfied contented & paid have therefore given grant- 
ed bargained sold and by these Presents do fully clearly & 
absolutely give grant bargain sell aliene enfeoffe convey & 
confirm unto the s d Peter Coffin his Heirs Exec r8 Admin 18 & 
Assigns forever a certain Parcel of Land situate lying & be- 
ing within the Township of Wells on the North Side of a 
River called or known by the Name of Cape Porpus River 
butting upon the Main Sea on the East on the Land that 
was formerly Anthony Littlefields to the Westward the 
Bounds whereof Avill more at Large appear upon Record To 
have and to hold s d Tract of Land with all & singular the 
Priviledges & Appurtenances thereto belonging Unto him 
the s d Peter Coffin his Heirs Exec 18 Admin 18 or Assigns To 
his or their own proper Use Benefit or Behoof for ever — 
And I the s d Joshua Pierce do hereby avouch my self at the 
Time of this Bargain & Sale and until the Time of the En- 
sealing & Delivery of these Presents to be the true & law- 
ful Owner of the above granted Premisses & that I have full 
Power good Right & lawful Authority the same to grant sell 
convey & assure as aboves d free & clear & freely acquitted & 
discharged of & from all former & other Gifts Grants Bar- 






Book XII, Fol. 75. 

gains Sales Leases Titles & Incumbrances whatsoever — And 
further I the said Joshua Peirce do covenant promise bind 
& oblige my self my Heirs Exec 18 Admin 1 ' 8 - to warrant up- 
hold & defend the above granted Premisses unto the s d 
Peter Coffin his Heirs Exec 18 Admin 18 or Assigns for ever 
against the lawful Claims or Demands of any Person by 
from or under me — In Witness whereof I have hereunto set 
my Hand & Seal this sixth Day of August in the Year one 
thousand seven hundred & eleven Annoque RR 8 Anno Brit- 
annic &c Queen Decimo Josh Peirce (Seal) 
Signed Sealed & Delivered Province of New 
in Presence of us Hamps r this 15 of 
sp* August 1711 Joshua 
The Mark of " U Marthe Beall Pearc within Named 
John Plaisted psonally appeared be- 
fore my self the Subscrib- 
er one of her Majesty's Coun- 
cil & Justice of Peace for s d 
province & acknowledged the within 
Instrument to be his free Act & Deed 
John Plaisted 
Octob r 26. 1726. A true Copy of the Original Exanr 4 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



To all Christian People to whom these Presents shall come 
Coffin I P e t er Coffin of Exeter in the Province of New 
To Hamps r in New England Gent n send Greeting Know 

Gillman Y e that ^ ^ ne ® d P^er Coffin for the Love & Affec- 
tion that I bear unto my Son John Gillman of Exe- 
ter in the Province af ores d have given granted bargained alien- 
ed conveyed & confirmed & do by these Presents freely clearly 
& absolutely give grant assure convey & confirm unto him 
the s d John Gillman his Heirs Exec rs Admin rs or Assigns a 
certain Tract of Land lying & being in the Township of 
Wells in the Province of Main on the North Side of a River 
known by the Name of Cape Porpus River butting upon the 
Main Sea on the East, on the Land that was formerly An- 
thony Littlefields on the Westward, It being the Land that 
I purchased of Joshua Pierce To have and to hold s d Tract 
of Land with all Rights & Properties thereto be longing Unto 
him the s d John Gillman his Heirs Exec rs Adm rs [75] Or 
Assigns forever. And further I the s d Peter Coffin do bind 
& oblige my self my Heirs Exec" Admin 18 to warrant up- 
hold & defend the above granted Premisses unto him the s d 
John Gillman his Heirs Exec 18 or Assigns against the lawful 



Book XII, Fol. 75. 

Claims of any Persons laying any just Claim thereunto by 
from or under me — In Witness whereof I the s d Peter Cof- 
fin have hereunto set my Hand & Seal this twenty sixth 
Day of January in the Year one Thousand seven hundred & 
thirteen or fourteen Annoq r R 1 R 8 Anno Duodecimo 
Signed Sealed & Delivered Peter Coffin (seal) 

in Presence of Exeter Feb ry the 2 d 1713 | 14 

Henry Dyer This Day Peter Coffin Esq 1 pson- 

Joanna Dyer ally appeared before me & acknowl- 

edged the above Instrument to be his 
Act & Deed 
Before me Moses Leavitt Jus. Peace 
Octob r 26. 1726 A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

Jos : Moody Reg r 

To all Christian People to whom these Presents shall come 
John Gillman of Exeter in the Province of of 
Gillman N. Hamps 1 ' in New England Gent n send greet- 

To ing Know ye that I the s d John Gillman for 

Storer & Hill divers good Causes me thereunto moving more 
especially for & in Consideration the Sum of 
two hundred Pounds currant Money of New England or 
good security to me in Hand paid before the Ensealing & 
Delivery of these Presents by Joseph Hill of Wells in the 
County of York in the Province of Main in New England 
Esq r & John Storer of s d Wells Yeoman have given granted 
bargained & sold & do by these Presents freely fully & ab- 
solutely give grant bargain sell aliene enfeoff convey & con- 
firm unto the afores d Joseph Hill & John Storer their Heirs 
Exec rs Admin rs or Assigns a certain Tract of Land lying & 
being in the Township of Wells in the Province of Main 
containing one hundred Acres of Land & twenty five Acres 
of Marsh be it more or less being butted and bounded as fol- 
lo^eth on the North East Side of a River comonly called or 
known by the Name of Cape Porpus River beginning at a 
little Hill comonly called Clay Hill so to run up s d River 
about one hundred & sixty Rod where the River comes near 
the Upland & so bounded as p the Record will more largely 
appear To have and to hold s d Tract of Land with all Rights 
& Properties thereto belonging unto them the s d Joseph 
Hill Esq r & John Storer their Heirs Exec 1 ' 8 Admin 13 & 
Assigns for ever. And further I the s d John Gillman do 
bind & oblige my self my Heirs Exec 18 Admin rs to warrant 
uphold & defend the abovegranted Premisses that they the 
s d Joseph Hill Esq 1 & John Storer their Heirs Exec 19 or As- 
signs against the lawfull Claims & Demands of any Person 






Book XII, Fol. 75. 

laying Claim to the same from by or under me. Farther- 
more Elisabeth the Wife of me the s rl John Gillman doth 
freely fully & absolutely give surrender & yield up her Right 
of Dowry & Power of Thirds in & to 'the abovegrantcd & bar- 
gained Premisses — In Witness whereof we have set to our 
Hands & Seals this twenty eighth Day of June One thou- 
sand seven hundred & twenty six 

Signed Sealed & Delivered John Gillman (Seal) 

in Presence of us Elizabeth Gillman (Seal) 

Miehall Bowen Pro : N : Hamps r The abovenamed 

Jerem : Calfe John Gillman & Elizabeth Gillman 

IT" Scamon psonally appearing this 28 th Day of 

June 1726 & acknowledged the Instru- 
ment on this & the other Side to be their 
Act & Deed 

before me Nich° Gillman Jus : of Peace 
Octob r 26. 1726. A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos: Moody Reg r 



To all People unto whom this present Deed of Sale shall 
come William Eustus of Boston within the County 
Eastes f Suffolk & Province of the Massachusetts Bay in 
To New England House wright & Jane his Wife send 

Lord greeting. Know ye, That I the s d William Eustus 

& Jane my s cl Wife for & in Consideration of the 
Sum of forty Pounds in good Publick Bills of Credit of the 
Province afores rt to us in Hand at & before the Ensealing & 
Delivery of these Presents well & truly paid by Nathan 
Lord of Berwick in the County of York & Province afores d 
Yeoman, the Receipt whereof we do hereby acknowledge 
have granted bargained sold aliened enfeoffed conveyed and 
confirmed, And by these Presents do fully & absolutely 
grant bargain sell aliene enfeoff convey & confirm unto the 
s (l Nathan Lord All that Tract of Land situate lying & be- 
ing in the Township of Berwick afores cl containing by Esti- 
mation one hundred Acres be the same more or less, which 
was formerly granted To Elizabeth Broughton afterwards 
Elizabeth Read the Wife of Obadiah Read deceased at a 
Meeting of the Select Men together with the Inhabitants of 
the Parish of Unity in the s d Township of Kittery April 13 th 
1671 appointed for y e Granting of Lands by Virtue of a 
general Act of y e s d Town & laid out to her the s d Elizabeth 
the 15 th of October 1672— by John Wincoll & Thomas Wills 
Surveyers, running in Length from the Great River two 
hundred & sixty four Poles North East & by North & in 

Book xii. 16 



Book XII, Fol. 76. 

Breadth sixty four Poles, (the four Poles overplus being 
allowed for an High- Way) as by the Records of the s d Town- 
ship of Kittery (Reference thereto being had) may more ful- 
ly & at Large appear. To have and to hold the s cl granted 
& bargained Tract of Land with the Priviledges & Appurte- 
nances thereunto belonging unto the s d Nathan Lord his 
Heirs & Assigns To his & their only proper Use Benefit & 
Behoof forever — And we the s fl William & Jane Eustus for 
our selves our Heirs Exec rs & Admin rs do covenant grant & 
agree to & with the s d Nathan Lord his Heirs & Assigns by 
these Presents in manner & Form following, That is to say 
That at & until the Ensealing & Delivery of these Presents 
we the s d William & Jane Eustus are the true sole & lawful 
Owners & stand lawfully seized in Fee of & in the s d grant- 
ed & bargained Land & Premisses with the Appur Ce8 Having 
in our selves full Power good Right & lawful Authority to 
grant bargain sell & dispose thereof in Manner as afores d 
the same being free & clear & clearly acquitted exonerated 
& discharged of & from all Manner of former & other Gifts 
Grants, Bargains Sales Leases Releases Mortgages Joynt- 
ures Dowers Judgments Executions Entails Forfeitures, and 
of & from all other Titles Troubles Charges & Incumbrances 
whatsoever. And further that we the s d William Eustus & 
Jane his Wife our Heirs Exec ls & Admin rs shall & will war- 
rant & defend the s d granted & bargained Tract of Land & 
Premisses with the Appur ces unto the s d Nathan Lord his 
Heirs & Assigns forever against the lawful Claims & De- 
mands of all & every Person & Persons whatsoever In Wit- 
ness whereof we have hereunto set our Hands & Seals the 
thirty first Day of October Anno Domini One thousand sev- 
en hundred & twenty six, & in the thirteenth [76] Year of 
the Reign of our Sovereign Lord King George over Great 
Britain &c William Eustes (Seal) 

Signed Sealed & Delivered Jane Eustes (seal) 

in presence of Received on the Date hereof of the 

Michael Homer aforenamed Nathan Lord the Sum 

of forty Pounds 

The Mark of AA William Warren being the Con- 
//y\ sideration Money 

L 40 afore Expressed p us 

Suffolk sc | Boston Octob r 31. 1726. The abovenamed 
William Eustus & Jane his Wife psonally appearing ac- 
knowledged the aforcwritten- Instrument to be their Act & 
Deed Before Me John Clark Js Peace 

Novemb r 4. 1726 A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



Book XII, Fol. 76. 

Know all Men by these Presents that I Peter Wittum 
Yeanion in the Town of Kittery in the County of 
Wittum York in New England for& in Consideration of a 
To certain Sum of Money to me in Hand paid have 

Brawn bargained & sold & do by these Presents bargain 
sell & confirm unto George Brawn Jun 1 ' of the 
same Town & Province his Heirs & Assigns for ever a cer- 
tain Piece of Land on the North Side of Sturgeon Creek 
bounded as followcth That is to say beginning at a Beech 
Stump being the dividing Bounds between Samuel John- 
son & the aboves d Wittum & so to run by the high 
Way that leads to Mast Cove eight Poles South Westerly 
then strait to an hemlock Tree marked on four Sides Then 
strait to the Corner between the s d Peter Wittum & John 
Wittum Northerly To have & to hold all the s d Land within 
bounded to him the s d George Brawn his Heirs & Assigns 
forever with all its Privi ledges & appurtenances thereunto 
belouging or in any Ways appertaining from me thes d Wit- 
tum my Heirs & Assigns for ever or any other Person or 
Persons whatsoever from by or under me — In Witness here- 
unto I have I have set to my Hand & Seal this seventh Day 

of December & the second Year of our Sovereign 

Lord George King of Great Britain France & Ireland De- 
fender of the Faith — In Witness hereunto I have set to my 
Hand Seal Peter Wittum (Seal) 

Signed & Delivered York ss | Septemb r 3. 1717. 

in Presence of us Peter W^ittum above named ac- 

John Tidey knowledged the above written In- 

Hanah Tidey strument to be his free Act & Deed 

her Before Charles f frost J. Peace 



Sarah Brawn 

mark 

Octob 1 31. 172(). A true Copy of the Original Examin- 
ed by Jos : Moody Reg r 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Peter 

Wittum Jun 1 of Kittery in the County of York 

Wittum m hi s Majesty's Province of the Massachus- 

To etts Bay in New England Turner in Considera- 

Brawn tion of a valuable Sum of good & lawful Money 

[or six Pounds] of the Province afores d to me 
in Hand before the Ensealing hereof well & truly paid 
by George Brawn Jun 1 ' of the same Town County & Prov- 
ince afores d Labourer the Receipt I acknowledge & there- 
with contented & paid & every Part & Parcel thereof do 



Book XII, Fol. 76. 

exonerate acquit & discharge the s d George Brawn his Heirs 
Exec rs & Admin 18 for ever By these Presents have given 
granted bargained sold alienated & confirmed & by these 
Presents give grant bargain sell & confirm unto him the s d 
George Bran his Heirs & Assigns one Messuage or Tract of 
Land situate lying & being in Berwick in the County 
afores d containing ten Acres lying near a Pond called 
Humphry Pond and is Part of a Tract of Land granted to 
John & Moses Gadensby adjoyning to Wells old way 
bounded on the South East by s d Way & on the North East 
by s d Brans own Land & on the North West by a Jonathan 
Stones Land & on the South West by Williams Smiths Land 
or how ever other ways it may be bounded To have and to 
hold the s d granted Premisses with all the Appurtenances & 
Priviledges to the same belonging or in any Ways apper- 
taining To him the s d George Bran his Heirs & Assigns for- 
ever To his & their only Use Benefit & Behalf forever And 
I the s d Peter Wittum for me my Heirs Exec rs Admin" do 
covenant promise & grant to & with the s d George Bran his 
Heirs & Assigns that before the Ensealing hereof I am the 
true sole & lawful Owner of the above bargained Premisses 
& am lawfully seized & possessed of the same in mine own 
proper Right as a good pfect & absolute Estate of Inheri- 
tance in Fee simple And have in my self good Right full 
Power & lawful Authority to sell & convey the s d Premisses 
in Manner as aboves d And that the s d George Bran his Heirs 
Assigns shall & may from Time to Time & at all Times for 
ever hereafter have hold use occupy possess & enjoy the 
said demised Premisses with the Appurtenances free & clear 
and freely & clearly acquitted exonerated & discharged of 
from all & all manner of former & other Gifts Grants Bar- 
gains Sales Leases Mortgages Wills Entails Joyntures Dow- 
ries Judgments Executions Incumbrances & Extents — Fur- 
thermore I the said Peter Wittum for my self my Heirs 
Exec rs Admin" do covenant & engage the abovedemised 
Premisses to him the s d George Bran his Heirs & Assigns 
against the lawful Claims or Demands of any Person or Per- 
sons whatsoever forever hereafter to warrant secure & de- 
fend — And Judeth Wittom the Wife of me the said Peter 
Wittom doth by these Presents freely willingly give yield 
up & surrender all her Right of Dowry & Power of Thirds 
of in & unto the abovedemised Premisses unto him the s d 
George Bran his Heirs & Assigns — In Witness whereof I 
have hereunto set my Hand <& Seal the thirteenth of June in 
the fifth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George 
by the Grace of God King of Great Britain France & Ire- 



Book XII, Fol. 77. 

land & in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred 
& nineteen — Interlined between the third & fourth Line 
[six Pounds] before Signing 
Signed Sealed & Delivered Peter WittumJun 1 ' (Seal) 

In Presence of her 

Daniell Emery Judeth Wittom (seal) 

her 

Mark 

Abigal *f% Gowen York ss — June 27. 1719 

mark Peter Wittum & Judith Wit- 

John Side turn within named acknowledg- 

ed the within written Instrument 
to be their free Act & Deed 

Before Charles ffrost J : Peace 
Octob r 31. 1726. A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



[77] Know all men by these Presents that I Abraham 

Martin late of Chebacco in Ipswich in the County 

Martin f Essex in the Province of the Massachusetts Bay 

To in New England Blacksmith do in Consideration 

Martin f the Love & good Will that I bear unto my Son 

Daniel [Martin] do give grant & by these 

Presents do make over & confirm unto the s d Daniel Martin 
my Land at the Isles of Sholes together with my Smith's 
Shop there standing upon s d Land — It is to be understood 
that the s d Land lieth on the Island called Smutty Nose & is 
situated & bounded as followeth belonging to Town of Kit- 



lery in the County of York in the aboves d Province Bound- 
ed as followeth — Beginning at the Edge of the Bank two 
Rod to the Eastward of Elisha Kelley's dwelling House 
from thence running South East two Rods from thence run- 
ning East by North four Rods then running North East nine 
Rods & from thence running North North West five Rods & 
an half to the Edge of s d Bank & so along upon the Edge 
of s d Bank or Ledge of Rocks until we come unto the Place 

first mentioned I the aboves d Abraham Martin do 

also give unto my Son Daniel my small fishing Boat which 
is now in York together with Sails & Oars & all that is be- 
longing to s d Boat & likewise all the Fishing Craft I have I 
give to the s d Daniel & by these Presents I do by these 
Presents give grant make over to the s d Daniel the Land 
Shop & Boat abovcmcntioned with all the Rights Priviledges 
& Appurtenances belonging to each one of tham To him the 
s d Daniel & his Heirs Assigns Exec rS or Admin rs To have 
and to hold as his own proper Goods & Estate forever — 



Book XII, Fol. 77. 

And for the full & true Confirmation hereof I the s d Abra- 
ham Martin have set to my Hand & Seal 
in Presence of us Witness 

Jemima Donnell ( Dated this seventh Day of Novem- 
Mary Woodbridge } ber Anno Domini One thousand 
( seven hundred & twenty six 

Abraham Martin (seal) 
York sc | Novemb r 11. 1726. Abraham Martin psonally 
appeared before me the Subscriber & acknowledged this In- 
strument to be his free Act & Deed 

Before Me Samuel Came Jus : Peace 
Novemb 1 14. 1726. A true Copy of y e Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg 1 

To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing Know ye That I Obadiah Beall of York in the 
Beall County of York late of Ipswich in the County of Es- 
To sex both in the Province of the Massachusetts Bay in 
Beall New England Fisherman for & in Consideration of 
forty Pounds in currant Money of New England to 
me in Hand before the Ensealing hereof well & truly paid 
by my Sister Mary Beall of s d York Spinster the Receipt 
whereof I do hereby Acknowledge & thereof & of every 
Part & Parcell thereof do exonerate acquit & discharge the 
s d Mary Beall her Heirs Exec 18 Admin rs by these Presents 
have given granted bargained sold aliened conveyed & con- 
firmed & by these Presents do give grant bargain sell aliene 
convey & confirm unto the s d Mary Beall her Heirs Exec rs 
Admin rs & Assigns for ever ten Acres of Land situate lying 
& being in the Township of York & butted & bounded as is 
expressed in a Deed of Gift to me for the same from my 
Honored Father William Beall of s d York bearing Date the 
Eleventh Day of October one thousand seven hundred and 
eighteen & on Record with the Records of Deeds for s d 
County of York Lib 10 Fol 90 Reference being thereunto 
had To have and to hold the s d ten Acres of Land with all 
the Profits Priviledges & Appurtenances to the same belong- 
ing or in any wise appertaining To her the s d Mary Beall 
her Heirs & Assigns for ever To her & their only proper 
Use Benefit & Behoof forever & I the s d Obadiah Beall for 
me my Heirs Excc rs & Admin 1-8 do covenant promise & grant 
to & with the s d Mary Beall her Heirs & Assigns That I am 
the true sole & lawful Owner of the above granted & bar- 
gained Premisses & am lawfully seized & possessed of the 
same as a good perfect & absolute Estate of Inheritance in 
Fee simple & have in my self good Right full Power & law- 



Book XII, Fol. 77. 

ful Authority to grant bargain sell convey & confirm the 
same to the s d Mary Beall her Heirs & Assigns in Man- 
ner as afores d And that the s d Mary Beall her Heirs & As- 
signs shall & may from Time to Time & at all Times for 
ever hereafter lawfully peaceably & quietly have hold use 
occupy possess & enjoy the s d demised & bargained Pre- 
misses with the Appurtenances free & clear & freely & 
clearly acquitted exonerated & discharged of from all & all 
Manner of former or other Gifts Grants Bargains Sales 
Leases Mortgages Wills Entails Joyntures Dowries Judg- 
ments Executions & Incumbrances of what Name or Nature 
soever that might in any Measure or Degree obstruct or 
make void this present Deed Furthermore I the s d Obadiah 
Beall for me my Heirs Exec rs & Admin 18 do covenant & en- 
gage the before demised Premisses with the Appurtenances 
to her the s d Mary Beall her Heirs & Assigns against the 
lawful Claims & Demands of any Person or Persons forever 
hereafter to warrant secure & defend — And Mary the Wife 
of me the said Obadiah Beall doth hereby freely willing 
give yield up & surrender all her Bight of Dowry & Power 
of Thirds of in & unto the before demised Premisses to her 
the s d Mary Beall her Heirs & Assigns — In Witness where- 
of we the s d Obadiah & Mary Beall have hereunto set our 
Hands & Seals the fourth Day of November Anno Domini 
one thousand seven hundred & twenty six & in the thir- 
teenth Year of King Georges Reign 

o o o 

Signed Sealed & Delivered Obadiah Beall (Seal) 

in Presence of us Mary Bael (Seal) 

John Burrell Received on the Day of the Date 

Daniel Green hereof of the within named Mary 

Beall the sum of forty Pounds being 
the full Consideration of this Deed of Sale 
I say received 

p me Obadiah Beall 
York sc | Novemb r 8 th 1726. This Day the abovenamed 
Obadiah Beall psonally appeared before the Subscriber one 
of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for s d County & ac- 
knowledged this foregoing Instrument to be his free Act & 
Deed Coram W m Pepperrell Jun r 

November the 8 th 1726. A true Copy of the Original 
Examined by Jos : Moody Reg r 



Book XII, Fol. 78. 

|" 78] Know all Men by these Presents That I Peter 
Weare of Hampton in the Province of New 
Weare Hamps r in New England Esq 1- for & in Consider* 

To ation of one hundred Pounds in Money to me in 

Brooks Hand paid & Security given by John Brooks of 
Kingstown in the af ores d Province of New hamps* 
Laborer for which I acknowledge my self fully satisfied & 
paid & do acquit the said John Brooks his Heirs Exec 18 & 
Admin rs from any further Demand have given granted bar- 
gained & sold & by these Presents do fully freely & abso- 
lutely give grant bargain sell aliene enfeoffe & confirm unto 
the s d John Brooks his Heirs & Assigns for ever one hun- 
dred Acres of Upland & twenty Acres of Marsh or Meadow 
Ground situate lying & being in the Township of Saco alias 
Bidef ord on the Northerly or North East Side of Saco River 
the Upland being bounded as followeth Beginning at a little 
white Oak by Saco River at the Mouth of Bonightons Creek 
& from thence Westerly six score Rods to a White Oak 
marked by Saco Rivers Side & from thence eight score Rods 
near North East to a White Oak marked on four Sides & 
from thence near South East fourscore [Rods] to a Pitch 
Pine marked on 'four Sides & from thence to y e little White 
Oak where we first began & twenty Acres of Meadow or 
Swamp Ground lying on Goose-Fair Brook adjoining to M r 
James Gibbings his Division Line of the Patent on the East 
& so from Upland to Upland up the s (1 Brook Westward till 
the twenty Acres are compleated & finished this Upland & 
Meadow as above bounded with all Wood Water Timber & 
all the Appurtenances Priviledges & Profits thereunto be- 
longing or in any kind appertaining to the same I enfeoff 
& confirm to the s d John Brooks for him his Heirs Exec rs 
Aclmin rs & Assigns To. have and to hold as a good clear Es- 
tate of Inheritance for ever — Furthermore I the s d Peter 
Weare do covenant grant & agree to & with the s d John 
Brooks his Heirs Exec 1 ' 8 Admin 1 ' 8 and Assigns That at the 
Time of the Ensealing hereof I am the true sole & lawful 
Owner of the bargained Premisses & have good Right & law- 
ful Authority to aliene & make Sale of the same & that it is 
free & clear from all former Gifts Grants Sales Mortgages 
Dowries Judgments Executions or any Incumbrances what- 
soever & for ever to warrant secure & defend the same so 
far as it was ever mad( 4 , sure to me And for the Confirma- 
tion of all above written I have hereunto set my Hand & 
Seal the twenty sixth Day of September in the thirteenth 
Year of King Georges Reign over Great Britain &c — Anno 
Domini 172(5. Peter Weare (Seal) 



Book XII, Fol. 78. 

Signed Sealed Province of New Hamp r The 

in the Presence of us above named Peter Wcare pson- 
Joseph Tilton ally appeared this twenty sixth Day 

Jon a Fifield of September 1726. & owned his Hand 

& Seal & acknowledged the abovewritten In- 
strument to be his voluntary Act & Deed 

Before me Nath 11 Weare Justice of Peace 
Novemb r 17. 1726 A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Samuel 

Penhallow of Portsmouth in New Hamps r in 

Penhaliow New England Esq 1 ' sendeth Greeting Know ye 

To that the s d Samuel Penhallow for in Considera- 

Harmon tion the Sum of five hundred & thirty Pounds 
Currant Money of New England to him in Hand 
before the Ensealing & Delivery hereof well & truly paid by 
Samuel Harmon of Wells in the County of York in New 
England Yeoman, The Receipt whereof to full Satisfaction 
the s d Samuel Penhallow doth hereby acknowledge & there- 
of & of every Part & Parcel thereof do exonerate acquit & 
discharge the s d Samuel Harmon his Heirs Exe rs Admin rs & 
Assigns & every of them for ever by these Presents have 
given granted bargained sold aliened enfeoffed conveyed & 
confirmed & by these Presents do freely fully clearly & ab- 
solutely give grant bargain sell aliene enfeoffe convey & con- 
firm unto him the s d Samuel Harmon his Heirs & Assigns 
for ever two Tracts of Land situate lying & being within 
the Town of Scarborough in the County of York afores d s d 
Land being butted & bounded as followeth. One Parcell or 
Tract of it being all that Parcel of Tract of Land the s d Sam- 
uel Penhallow bought of William Brown of Boston in New 
England Cordwaincr as by y e s d W m Browns Deed Dated & 
made the tenth Day of January in the ninth Year of our 
late Sover 11 Lady Queen Ann Anno Dom 1 1710. & is 
bounded with a small Creek on the North West bordering 
upon the Farm formerly M r Joshua Scottows Farm, & with 
the Creek called the Mill Creek on the North East between 
which two Creeks the Land or Lands & Marsh lyeth, and 
contains by Estimation five hundred Acres, & be the same 
more or less : Always excepting & reserving out of the s d 
Tract of Land and Marsh fifty Acres of Upland & twenty 
Acres of Marsh that was given by Andrew Brown to his 
Grand Child John Brown: And also excepting & reserving 
out of the s d Tract of Land fifty Acres of Marsh agreed for 



Book XII, Fol. 79. 

& sold by the s d Samuel Penhallow to John Sawyer & Ben- 
jamin York both of Falmouth in the County of York afores' 1 
Yeoman ; the other Tract or Parcel of Land lying & being 
in Scarborough afores d containing one hundred Acres : which 
said hundred Acres of Land was granted to the s d Samuel 
Penhallow by the Town of Scarborough afores d June 22 d 
Anno Domini One thousand seven hundred & twenty | 2 | 
And laid out March the 15 th 1720 | 1 as by the Grant & Re- 
turn will more plain & at large appear for the Butts & 
Bounds thereof together with all the Houses Edifices Privi- 
ledges & Appurtenances to the Premisses belonging or in 
any wise appertaining To have and to hold all & singular the 
before granted & bargained Tracts or Parcells of Land & 
Marsh (except the before excepted) with all the Houses Ed- 
ifices Priviledges & Appurtenances thereof & thereunto be- 
longing or in any wise appertaining unto him the s d Samuel 
Harmon his Heirs & Assigns for ever To his & their own 
proper Use & Uses from hence forth & for ever quietly 
peaceably to have hold use occupy possess & enjoy free from 
all Titles Troubles Charges Encumbrances & Demands what- 
soever, & further the s d Samuel Penhallow for himself his 
Heirs Exec 1-8 & Admin 13 do covenant & agree to & with the 
s d Samuel Harmon his Heirs Execut 18 & Admin 18 to warrant 
secure & for ever to defend all the before granted & bar- 
gained Premisses & its Appurtenances unto the s d Samuel 
Harmon his Heirs & Assigns against the lawful Claims & 
Demands of Persons whomsoever 

Also Abigail the Wife of the s d Samuel Penhallow do by 
these Presents give yield up & surrender all her Right of 
Dowry & Power of Thirds of in & unto all the before grant- 
ed & bargained Premisses [79] Unto the s d Samuel Har- 
mon his Heirs & Assigns for ever In Witness whereof they 
the s d Samuel Penhallow & Abigail his Wife have hereunto 
set their Hands & Seals this twelfth Day of November Anno 
Domini 172(3. Samuel Penhallow. (seal) 

Signed Sealed & Delivered Ag 11 Penhallow (Seal) 

in Presence of us Portsmouth in New Hamp r in 

Geo: Jaffrey New England Novemb 1 the 12 th 

James Jeffry 17 20. Then Samuel PenhalloAV Esq r 

& Abigaill his Wife psonally appeared be- 
fore me the Subscriber & acknoAvledged the 
above Instrument to be their free Act & Deed 

Geo : Jaffrey J. Pac 
Novemb r 12. 1726. A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



Book XII, Fol. 79. 

To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing — Know ye That I Mary Beall of York in the 
Beall County of York in the Province of the Massachu- 
To setts Bay in New England Spinster for & in Con- 
Traf ton sideration of the Sum of forty Pounds currant 
Money of New England to me in Hand before the 
Ensealing hereof well & truly paid by Zacheus Trafton — of 
s d York Blacksmith The Receipt whereof I do hereby ac- 
knowledge & my self therewith fully satisfied contented & 
paid & thereof & of every Part & Parcel thereof do exoner- 
ate acquit & discharge the s d Zacheus Trafton his Heirs Ex- 
ec rs Admin rs & Assigns for ever by these Presens have given 
granted bargained sold aliened conveyed & con- 
firmed & by these Presents do give grant bargain sell aliene 
convey & confirm unto him the s d Zacheus Trafton his Heirs 
& Assigns for ever ten Acres of Land situate lying & being 
in the Township of York it being the same that I the s d 
Mary Beall purchased of my Brother Obadiah Beall as may 
appear by a Deed of Sale under the Hand & Seal of the s d 
Obadiah Beall bearing Date the fourth Day of this Instant 
November & butted & bounded as is expressed in a Deed of 
Gift for the same from [our] honored [Father] William Beall 
of s d York to my s d Brother Obadiah Beall bearing Date 
the eleventh Day of October one thousand seven hundred & 
eighteen & on Record with the Records of Deeds &c for s d 
County of York Lib° 10 Fol° 90 Reference being thereunto 
had To have and to hold the s d Ten Acresof Land with all the 
Priviledges Appurtenances & Comodities to the same belong- 
ing or in any wise appertaining To him the s d Zacheus Traf- 
ton his Heirs & Assigns for ever — To his & their only prop- 
er Use Benefit & Behoof for ever — And I the s d Mary Beall 
for me my Heirs Exec rs & Admin rs do covenant promise & 
grant to & with the s d Zacheus Trafton his Heirs & Assigns 
that before the Ensealing hereof I am the true sole & law- 
ful Owner of the above bargained Premisses & am lawfully 
seized & possessed of the same as a good perfect & absolute 
Estate of Inheritance in Fee simple & have in my self good 
Right full Power & lawful Authority to grant bargain sell 
convey & confirm s d bargained Premisses in Manner as 
afores d & that the s d Zacheus Trafton his Heirs & Assigns 
shall & may from Time to Time & at all Times for ever 
hereafter by Force & Virtue of these Presents lawfully 
peaceably & quietly Jiave hold use occupy possess & enjoy 
the s d demised & bargained Premisses witn the Appurtenan- 
ces free & clear & freely & clearly exonerated acquitted & 
discharged of from all & all Manner of former or other Gifts 



Book XII, Fol. 79. 

Grants Bargains Sales Leases Mortgages Wills Entails Joyn- 
tures Dowries Judgments Executions & Encumbrances of 
what Name or Nature soever that might in any Measure or 
Degree obstruct or make void this present Deed Moreover 
I the s d Mary Beall for my self my Heirs Exec™ and Ad- 
min rs do covenant & engage the above demised Premisses 
with the Appurtenances to him the s d Zacheus Trafton his 
Heirs & Assigns against the lawful Claims & Demands of 
any Person or Persons whatsoever for ever hereafter to Avar- 
rant secure & defend by these Presents — In Witness where- 
of I have hereunto set my Hand & Seal the seventh Day of 
November Anno Domini One thousand seven hundred & 
twenty six & in the thirteenth Year of King Georges Reign 
The word [our] between Line 17 & Line 18 & the Word 
Father in the Margin against Line 18 were written before 
Signing Mary Beall (Seal) 

Signed Sealed & Delivered Received on the Day of the 

in Presence of us Date hereof the Sum of forty 

Anthony Baker Pounds of the within named Zach- 

Lucy Moody eus Trafton it being the Consideration 

Jos : Moody of this Deed of Sale p Me Mary Beall 
York sc | Novemb 1 8 th 1726 — This Day the abovenamed 
Mary Beall psonally appearing before the Subscriber one of 
his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for s cl County & acknowl- 
edged this fore going Instrument to be her free Act and 
Deed Cor W ln Pepperrell Jun 1 

Novemb r 14. 1726. A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg 1 



Know all Men by these Presents that I William Cotton of 
Portsmouth in New Hamps r for divers Consider- 
Cotton ations but more Especially for the Love I bear 

To to John Hardison & Abigail his Wife have given 

Hardison granted bargained & sold & do by these Presents 
give grant bargain & sell alicne enfeoffe convey 
deliver & confirm a certain Tract of Land in the Township 
of Scarborough alias Black Point in the Province of Main to 
say the Moiety or one half of the Land in the Tenure & Oc- 
cupation of Robert Elliot formerly of s d Scarborough deceased 
sold to John Pickcrin & by him to me as appears by Authcn- 
tick Deeds & the s d half to contain half of the Breadth of 
the whole Lott from the River & so back the half Breadth 
of the s d Lott on the North Side thereof to be to him the s d 
John Hardison his Heirs Exec 1 ' 8 & Admin rs & Assigns for 
ever To have and to hold the s d Lott of Land to him y e s d 



Book XII, F6l. 80. 

Hardison his Heirs Exec rs Admin rs & Assigns as a good Es- 
tate free from all Incumbrances viz fc the full one half of s d 
Rob 1 Elliots Land in the Township of Scarborough to say 
the North East Side thereof Avith all Priviledges & Appur- 
tenances thereunto belonging or [80] Appertaining freely 
& clearly acquitted from all Incumbrances Sales Titles — 
And in Testimony & in Confirmation I have hereunto set 
my Hand & Seal this first March 1720. 

Witness W m Cotton (Seal) 

Geo : Vaughan M 1 William Cotton appeared & 

John Lydston Jun r acknowledged the above Instru- 

ment to be his Act & Deed 20 th May 
1720 W m Pepperrell Jus. Peace 

DecenuV 14. 1726. A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Thomas 
Cotton of the Town of Portsmouth in New Hamp- 
Cotton shire in New England Shipwright sendeth Greeting : 
To Know ye that the s d Thomas Cotton for & in Con- 

Messervee sideration of the Sum of thirty Pounds to him in 
& Hand before the Ensealing & Delivery hereof Avell 

Moody & truly paid by Clement Messerve of the Town of 
Newington in New Hamp r afores d Joyner & Dan- 
iel Moody of Stretham in the Province afores d Malster : the 
Receipt whereof to full Satisfaction the s d Thomas Cotton 
doth hereby acknowledge and thereof & of every Part & 
Parcel thereof do exonerate acquit & discharge them the s d 
Clement Messerve & Daniel Moody their Heirs Exec rs & 
Admin rs & every of them for ever by these Presents : hath 
given granted bargained sold aliened enfeoffed conveyed & 
confirmed — And by these Presents do freely fully clearly & 
absolutely give grant bargain sell aliene enfeoffe convey & 
confirm unto them the s d Clement Messervee & Daniel 
Moody their Heirs & Assigns forever one hundred Acres of 
Land situate lying & being within the Town of Black Point 
alias Scarborough : & is butted & bounded as followeth. On 
the South End by one hundred Acres of Land William Cot- 
ton (the Father of the s d Thomas Cotton) bought of An- 
drew [Brown] of York in the County of York in New Eng- 
land as amongst other Parcells of Land the s d William Cot- 
ton bought of the s d% And w Brown by Deed the 26 th of De- 
cember 1699 will Plain appear, Reference to the same Deed 
being had : and from that hundred Acres (so bought by the 
s d William Cotton) this hundred Acres hereby sold is to 



Book XII, Fol. 80. 



take the full Breadth of that hundred Acres bo 1 by W m Cot- 
ton afores d & carrying that same Breadth back North into 
the Woods until the full Complement of one hundred Acres 
be fully completed & made up within the Town of Scar- 
borough afores d & as the same was by the s cl Town given 
& granted to the s d Thomas Cotton : together with all 
Woods, Timber, Trees, Priviledges & Appurtenances to the 
same belonging or in any wise appertaining To have and to 
hold all the s d one hundred Acres of Land & all & singular 
the Priviledges & Appurtenances thereof: unto them the 
said Clement Meservee & Daniel Moody their Heirs & As- 
signs for ever to them & their own proper Use & Uses Ben- 
efit & Behoof from henceforth & forever lawfully peaceably 
& quiet to have hold use occupy possess & enjoy from hence 
forth & for ever Furthermore the s d Thomas Cotton for 
himself his Heirs Exec rs & Admin ls do covenant promise & 
engage all the before granted & bargained Premisses unto 
them the s d Clement Messervee & Daniel Moody & their 
Heirs & Assigns for ever hereafter to Avarrant secure & de- 
fend also Elisabeth the Wife of the s d Thomas [Cotton] 
doth by these Presents give yield up & surrender all her 
Eight & Right of Dowry & Power of Thirds of in & unto 
all the before granted and bargained Premisses unto them 
the s d Clement Messervee and Daniel Moody their Heirs & 
Assigns for ever — In Witness whereof they the s d Thomas 
Cotton & Elizabeth his Wife hath hereunto set their Hand 
& Seals this fifteenth Day of July Anno Domini 1726 — The 

Words (Brown & Cotton) was 

Signed Sealed & Delivered interlined before Ensealing 

in Presence of us Thomas Cotton (Seal) 

W m Cotton Thomas Cotton psonally ap- 

John Plaisted - peared before me this sixth Day 

of October 1726 & acknowledged 

this Instrument to be his free Act & Deed 

John Plaisted Jus. Peace 

Novemb 1 23. 1726. A true Copy of the Original Exam rt 

by Jos: Moody Reg 1 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Wil- 
liam Cotton of the Town of Portsmouth in New 
Hampshire in New England Yeoman sendeth 
Greeting Know ye that the s d William Cotton for 
& in Consideration of the Sum of two hundred & 
twenty Pounds to him in Hand before the Enseal- 
ing & Delivery of these Presents well & truly paid 



Cotton 
To 

Moody & 

Messorvy 



Book XII, Fol. 81. 

by Clement Messerve of Newington in New Hamps 1 ' afores d 
Joyner & Daniel Moody of Stretham in New Hampshire 
aforesaid Malster: the Receipt whereof to full Satisfaction 
the s d William Cotton doth hereby acknowledge hath given 
granted bargained sold aliened enfeoffed conveyed & con- 
firmed & by these Presents do freely fully clearly & abso- 
lutely give grant bargain sell aliene enfeofe convey assigne 
make over & confirm unto them the s d Clement Messerve & 
Daniel Moody their Heirs & Assigns for ever all such Es- 
tate Right Title Interest Claim & Demand whatsoever which 
he the s d W m Cotton now hath or ought to have of in & 
unto all the Lands Meadows salt & fresh Marshes Timber 
Trees & Woods mentioned in the within Deed in as full 
large & ample Manner in every Respect as the same was 
sold to him by the within named Andrew- Brown by the 
Tenour of the within written Deed together with all the 
Priviledges & Appurtenances to the same belonging or in 
any wise appertaining To have and to hold all the s d Lands 
Meadows Salt & fresh Marshes & all & singular the Appur- 
tenances Priviledges & Comodities to the same belonging or 
in any wise appertaining To them the s d Clem 1 Messervy & 
Daniel Moody their Heirs & Assigns for ever to their own 
proper Use Benefit & Behoof in aqual Halves for ever — 
And I the s d William Cotton for my self my Heirs Exec" 
& Admin rs do covenant promise & grant to and with the s d 
Clement Messervy & Daniel Moody their Heirs & Assigns 
that they the s d Clement Messervy & Daniel Moody their 
Heirs and [81] Assigns shall & may from Time to Time & 
at all Times for ever hereafter by Force & Virtue of these 
Presents lawfully peaceably & quietly have hold use occupy 
possess & enjoy the said demised & bargained Premisses 
with the Appurtenances free & clear & freely & clearly ac- 
quitted exonerated & discharged of & from all & all Manner 
of former & other Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Leases Mort- 
gages Wills Entails Joyntures Dowries Judgments Execu- 
tions Incumbrances & Extents Furthermore I 

the said William Cotton for my self my Heirs Exec r8 & Ad- 
min 18 do covenant & engage the above demised Premisses to 
them the s d Clement Messervy & Daniel Moody their Heirs 
& Assigns against the lawful Claims or Demands of any 
Person or Persons claiming or to claim from by or under 
me for ever hereafter to warrant secure & defend. And 
Abigail the Wife of % me the said William Cotton doth by 
these Presents freely Willingly give yield up & surrender 
all her Right of Dowry & Power of Thirds of in & unto the 
above demised Premisses unto them the s d Clement Messer- 



Book XII, Fol. 81. 

vy cfe Daniel Moody their Heirs & Assigns — In Witness 
whereof we have hereunto set our Hands & Seals the fif- 
teenth Day of July in the twelfth Year of the Reign of our 
Sovereign Lord George by the Grace of God of Great Bri- 
tain France & Ireland King Defender of the Faith &e An- 
noq 1 Domini 1726. ( Se a al ) 

Signed Sealed & delivered W Cotton ( Sea i) 

in Presence of Will" 1 Cotton psonally 

Fran : Ditty appeared before me this 

Clement Hughes sixth Day of October 1726 & 

acknowledged the above Instru- 
ment to be his free Act & Deed 

John Plaisted Jus : Peace 
Novemb r 23. 1726. A true Copy of the Original Endors- 
ed on an Instrument which is recorded Folio 25 of this 
Book Examined by Jos: Moody Reg r 



To all People to whom this present Deed of Sale may 
come Joseph Sayward of York in the County of 
Say word York in the Province of the Massachusetts Bay in 
To New England House Carpenter sencleth Greeting 

Martin Know ye the s d Joseph Sayword for & in Consid- 
eration ten Pounds Money to him in Hand paid by 
Abraham Morton Jun r of s a York Black-Smith the Receipt 
whereof the s d Joseph Sayward doth acknowledge himself 
therewith fully paid satisfied & contented & doth hereby re- 
lease acquit exonerate & discharge the s d Abraham Martin 
Jim 1 ' of & from every Payment thereof & hath given grant- 
ed bargained sold aliened enfeoffed & conveyed & doth here- 
by give grant bargain sell aliene enfeoff & convey & fully & 
freely & absolutely convey & confirm unto the s d Abraham 
Marton & to his Heirs & Assigns forever one Acre of Land 
in the Town of York [beginning at the Corner Bounds be- 
tween s d Sayward & Thomas Hains deceased] & is butted 
& bounded as followeth viz beginning at a Pine Stump by 
the Country Road so runs West South West sixteen Pole to 
a White Oak Tree & from thence West & by North to a 
Maple Tree twenty two Pole & an Half & from s fl Maple 
Tree South West three Poles to a Stake in the Ground & 
from s d Stake East & by South twenty eight Pole to a Stake 
standing by the Side of the High Way & from thence North 
East thirteen Poles & an half to the Pine Stump first men- 
tioned Together with all the Rights Titles Priviledges Emol- 
uments & Appurtenances thereunto belonging or appertain- 
ing or that ever may redownd unto the same or any Part or 






Book XII, FoL. 81. 



Parcel thereof unto him the s d Abraham Marton his Heirs 
& Assigns for ever- To have and to hold & quietly & peace- 
ably to possess occupy & enjoy the same as a sure Estate in 
Fee simple Moreover the s d Joseph Saywerd doth for himself 
his Heirs Exec 1 ' 8 Admin 1 ' 8 to & with the s d Abraham Marton 
his Heirs & Assigns that the above bargained Premisses with 
all their Privilcdges to be free & clear from all former Gifts 
Grants Bargains Sales Rents Mortgages or any other Incum- 
brances whatsoever as also from all future Claims Challenges 
Demands or any Interruptions whatsoever to be had or eom- 
enced by him the s' 1 Joseph Say word his Heirs Exec rB Ad- 
min ,s or any other Person or Persons whatsoever Proceed- 
ing this Date he doth warrantize & will defend the above 
bargained Acre of Land In Witness hereof the aboves' 1 Jo- 
seph Sayward hath set to his Hand & Seal this twenty eighth 
Day of December one Thousand seven hundred & twenty 
six cSc in the thirteenth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign 
Lord George King of Great Britain &c 
Signed Sealed & Delivered Joseph Sayward (Seal) 

in Presence of | It is to be under- York sc | York De- 
stood before Signing that the cemb r y e 28. L726, Jo- 
Words between the seven- seph Sayward above nam- 
teenth & eighteenth & ed appeared before me the 
nineteenth Line [begin- Subscriber one of his Majes- 

ning at the- Corner ty's Justices of the Peace for s d 
Hounds between s d County & acknowledge the above 

Say ward & Thorn- Instrument to be his free Act and 

as Ilains deccas' 1 Deed Sam 11 (/anus 

was write before 
Signing 
Abie! Goodwin 
Sam 11 Clarke 
Benj a Stone 

December 28. 1720. A true Copy of the Original Exam- 
pied by Jos : Moody Reg 1 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greeting 
&c Know ye that, Elizabeth Tarbox of Arundel 
Tai ' lM)X in the County of York in the Province of the 

To Massachusetts Hay in New England Widow & 

tfew March i> ( .|j ( . t f Nathaniel Tarbox lab; of tin; same 
& Place deceased for divers good Causes & Con- 

Pepperrcll siderations her thereunto moving hath remised 
released & for ever quitclaimed & by these Pre- 
sents for her self & her Heirs doth fully clearly & absolutely 

BOOK XII. 17 



Book XII, Fol. 82. 

remise release & for ever quit Claim unto John New-March 
of Kittcry in the County & Province afores' 1 Clerk & to his 
Heirs & Assigns for ever & to the Heirs of Andrew Pepper- 
rell formerly of New Castle in the Province of New Hamps r 
Mariner in New England afores d deceased & to their Heirs 
& Assigns for ever And in their full & peaceable Possession 
& Seizin all such Right Estate Title Interest Claim & De- 
mand whatsoever ivhich she y e s d Elizabeth Tarbox hath had 
in Time past or now hath or ought to have in Time to come 
by any Ways or Means whatsoever in or to all or any Part of 
a certain Tract [82] Or Parcell of Land situate & being in 
the Township of Kittery afores d containing by Estimation 
one hundred Acres & is that Land which was granted sold 
& confirmed by her Brother Zechariah Emery & her Hus- 
band Nathaniel Tarbox now deceased unto the s d John New- 
march & Andrew Pepperrell & their Heirs & Assigns for 
ever as is expressed and set forth in one Deed of Sale given 
under their Hands & Seals bearing Date the thirteenth Day 
of November 1711 — Reference thereto being had may ap- 
pear with all the Appurtenances to the s d Land belonging 
To have and to hold all the s d Land with the Appurtenances 
as is expressed in the above mentioned Deed Unto the s d 
John Newmarch & Andrew Pepperrell their Heirs & As- 
signs for ever & to their only Use Benefit & Behoof for 
ever. So that neither she y e s d Elizabeth Tarbox nor her 
Heirs nor any Person or Persons from her or them or in his 
or their Names or in the Name Right or Stead of any of 
them shall or will by any Way or Means whatsoever here- 
after have claim challenge or demand any Estate Right Title 
or Interest of in or to the Premisses or any Part thereof But 
from all & every Action Right Title Estate Interest or De- 
mand of in or to the Premisses or any Part thereof shall be 
utterly excluded & barred for ever by these Presents. And 
also the s d Elizabeth Tarbox & her Heirs the s d Land with 
the Appurtenances thereof To the s d John Newmarch & his 
Heirs & Assigns & the Heirs of Andrew Pepperrell deceas- 
ed & their Heirs & Assigns & to their own proper Use & 
Uses in Manner & Form above specified against their Heirs 
& Assigns & against every of them shall & will warrant & 
for ever defend by these Presents — In Witness whereof the 
s d Elizabeth Tarbox [hath] hereunto set her Hand & Seal 
the sixth Day of July Anno Domini One thousand seven 
hundred & twenty six Annoq 1 ' Regni Regis Georgii Magna 
Britannia &c Duodecimo 

The word [hath] was interlined before Signing 



Book XII, Fol. 82. 

Signed Sealed & Delivered her 

in Presence of 
Elisha Plaistecl 



in Presence of Eliz a fS Tarebox (Seal) 



r rr\ i mark 

wir tj n • r York sc I July 6. 1726. This 

William Pepperrell iun r _ , I J , li , 1 . ^ 

J Day the abovenamed Elrz a I are- 
box psonally appeared before the Sub- 
scriber one of his Majesty's Justices of the 
Peace for s d County & acknowledged this above 
Instrument to be her free Act & Deed 

Jos : Hamoncl 
Decemb r 1. 172(3. A true Copy of the Original Examined 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing Know ye that I Samuel Jordan of Kittery in 
Jordan the County of York within his Majestys Province 
To of the Massachusetts Bay in New England Yeo- 

Miller m an for & in Consideration of the sume of Twenty 
five Pounds of Money of New England to him in 
Hand before the Ensealing & Delivery hereof well & truly 
paid by John Miller of the aboves d Town County & Prov- 
ince Husbandman the Receipt whereof to full satisfaction 
the s d Samuel Jordan doth hereby acknowledge & thereof & 
of every part & parcel thereof do exonerate acquit & dis- 
charge }^ e s d John Miller his Heirs Exec rs & Administrators 
& every of them forever by these Presents have given grant- 
ed bargained sold aliened conveyed & confirmed & by these 
Presents do freely fully clearly & absolutely give grant bar- 
gain sell aliene convey & confirm unto him the s d John Mil- 
ler his Heirs & Assigns for ever a certain Parcel of Land 
Containing fifty Acres scituate lying & being at purpuadick 
in the Town of Falmouth in the County of York afores d be- 
ing butted & bounded as followeth viz beginning at the South 
Side of John Robinson's Land at the Sea Bank at the High 



Water Mark against the Sea & from thence running on the 
Banks Edge South fifty Rods & to carry that same Breadth 
of fifty Rods from the Banks Edge above high Water Mark 
back into the Lands west One hundred & sixty Rods taking 
in a proportional Part of the clear Marsh of the s d Jordan s 
that lies near the same Land such a Proportion of Marsh as 
will be allowed to fifty Acres of Land this Marsh being as 
yet undivided betwixt the s d Samuel Jorden & his Brother 
& Sister together also with the Priviledges of the Water 
Side on the Front of the s d fifty Acres & all other Privi- 



Book XII, Fol. 82. 

ledges & Appurtenances to the s d Lands & Marsh belong- 
ing or in any Ways appertaining the s d John Miller & also 
to have the aboves d Marsh out of the s d Samuel Jordan s 
Part after Division To have and to hold all the aboves d 
granted & bargained Premisses of fifty Acres of Land & 
Marsh & all & singular the Priviledges of the Water Side & 
all other Priviledges & Appurtenances to the same belong- 
ing or in any ways appertaining unto the s d John Miller his 
Heirs & Assigns for ever To his & their own proper Use & 
Uses from hence forth & for ever lawfully peaceably & 
quietly to have hold use occupy possess & enjoy from hence 
forth & for ever And further the s d Samuel Jordan for him- 
self his Heirs Exec rs Admin™ & Assigns do covenant & 
agree to & with the s d John Miller his Heirs & Assigns to 
warrant secure & for to defend all the before granted & bar- 
gained Premisses & its Appurtenances unto the s d John 
Miller his Heirs & Assigns forever against the laAvful Claims 
& Demands of all Person or Persons whomsoever for ever 
here after to warrant secure & for ever to defend — Also 
Mary Jordan the Wife of the s d Samuel Jordan do by these 
Presents give yield up & surrender all her Rights of Dowry 
& Powers of Thirds of in & unto all the before granted & 
bargained Premisses unto the s d John Miller his Heirs and 
Assigns for ever — In Witness whereof the s d Samuel Jor- 
dan & Mary Jordan his Wife have hereunto set their Hand 
& Seals this twentieth Day of November in the tAvelf th Year 
of King Georges Reign Anno Domini One thousand seven 
hundred & twenty six J"* T , , x 

Signed Sealed & Delivered SamuelX Jordan (sea.) 

in Presence of us her 

Paul Thompson Mary WL- Jordan (seal) 

his mark 

Christopher xMitchel York sc | Decemb r 

u mark v e 21 st 1726. Sam- 

her J 

uel Jordan psonally ap- 

T AT „ peared before me one of 

Jane J Maxwell his Majesty's Justices of the 

/y* Peace of s d County acknowl- 

mark edged the above Instrument to be 

his free Act & Deed 

W m Pepperrell 
Jan iy 2 d 1726 | 7 A true Copy of the Original Exam rt 

by Jos : Moody Reg 1 






Book XII, Fol. 83. 



[83] To all Christian People to whom these Presents 
shall come Greeting Know ye that I Jedediah Jor- 
Jordan clan of Kittery in the Province of the Massachus- 
To etts Bay in New England Yeoman for & in Con- 

Jordan sideration of the Love good Will & affection which 
I have & bear unto my Son Robert Jordan of Kit- 
tery in the Province afores (l have freely & absolutely given 
granted & confirmed & do by these Presents freely & abso- 
lutely give grant & confirm unto him the s d Robert Jordan 
[his Heirs Exec 1 ' 8 Admin 1 ' 8 & Assigns for ever] a certain 
Parcel or Tract of Land & Swamp or Meadow lying & be- 
ing at Spurwink in the Township of Falmouth in the Prov- 
ince afores d vid 1 To take its Beginning at cold Spring so 
called being near the great Pond & to run from s d Spring 
North Westwardly till it comes to Land which my Son Jed- 
ediah had formerly chosen & then to run by that Land un- 
til it conies to the old Marsh & thence to the Head of the 
old Marsh Northwardly & then to run East & by North to 
the Dividing Line between my Brother Samuels Land & 
my own Land which Messuage or Tract of Land & Swamp 
or Meadow is about one hundred & ninety Acres be it more 
or less with all Timber Trees Water Courses Mines Min- 
erals & all Priviledges & Appurtenances whatsoever there- 
unto belonging or any Ways appertaining To have and to 
hold all the abovedemised Premisses with the Priviledges 
& Appurtenances thereto belonging or any ways appertain- 
ing unto him the s d Robert Jordan his Heirs Exec rS Admin 1 ' 8 
& Assigns for ever as his or their proper Estate In Witness 
whereof I have hereunto set my Hand & Seal this third Day 
of January in the thirteenth Year of the Reign of our Sov- 
ereign Lord George King of Great Britain France & Ire- 
land Defender of y e Faith &c — & in the Year of our Lord 
one thousand seven hundred & twenty six twenty seven — 
1726 | 7 
In Presence of Witnesses J 115 

John Murphet Jedediah [ A Jordan (seal) 

John Jorden V_y C 

his mark 

Sam^+Jordan York sc | Jedediah Jor- 

mark dan psonally appeared be- 

Dan 11 Grenough fore me the Subscriber & ac- 

knowledged the within Instru- 
ment to be his Act & Deed this 3 d Day 
of Jan ry 172(5 | 7 

W m Pepperrell Js. Pes. 
Jan ry 4. 1726 | 7 A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Heg r 



Comiss rs 



Book XII, Fol. 83. 

Salem the 28 th Decemb r 1726. Rec d the remaining Prin- 
cipal of M r Jeremiah Moulton his Mortgage being twenty two 
Pounds five Shillings & the Interest thereof to this Day 
19/6 in full Payment & Discharge of his s d Mortgage & ac- 
cordingly these may certify that the Judgment of the Infer- 
iour Court of Comon Pleas at York in the County of York 
in New England upon & against the s d Moultons Mortgage 
is satisfied & his hereby discharged in the Clerks Office in 
that Court And also may be discharged in the Registers Of- 
fice on the Record in the s d County of York 

p Benj a Lynde 
L 23.. 4.. 6 John Turner 

Richard Kent [ 
Daniel Epes J 
Jan ry 3. 1726 | 7 A true Copy of the Original Examined 

by Jos : Moody Reg 1 

Falmouth Octob 1 23 d 1725. 
I the Subscriber do sell aliene enfeoffe & confirm To Doc- 
tor Ebenez 1 Allen all the Rights Titles Benefits & 
Marston Behoofes to all the Rights that I have of or be- 
To longing to Ephraim Marston his Estate in the 
Allen aboves d Town of Falmouth or else where in the 
County of York & to give a Warrant for the same ; 
Whereof I have hereunto set my Hand & Seal 

As Witness Nathan Marston (Seal) 

Sam 11 Foot York Falmouth Octob 1 23 d 1725. 

^Emas Mackintosh This Day Nathaniel Marston psonal- 

ly appeared before me the Subscriber & 

acknowledged this lustrum* to be his free 

Act & Deed 

John Gray Jus lis Pacis 
York Novemb 1 26. 1726/. A true Copy of the Original 
Exam d by Jos : Moody Reg 1 ' 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing &c Know ye that I James Wallis of Glocester 
Wallis i H the County of Essex in New England Weaver 
To for & in Consideration of a valuable Sum of thirty 

Sawyer Pounds Money by me already received to my full 
Satisfaction & Contentment of John Sawj T er of the 
Town of Falmouth in the County of York Yeoman have bar- 
gained & sold & by these Presents do fully freely & abso- 
lutely sell convey & confirm unto and upon him the s (l John 
Sawyer his Heirs & Assigns for ever a certain Tract or Par- 



Book XII, Fol. 84. 

eel of Land situate in Falmouth afores d being about twenty 
Acres more or less being my Right in a Tract of Land of 
Robert Stanfords so called together with all the Privilcdges 
and Appurtenances thereunto belonging To him the s d John 
Sawyer his Heirs Exec rs Admin rs & Assigns as an Estate of 
Inheritance in Fee simple for ever & further I the s d James 
Wallis do warrantize this Sale & avouch the Premisses to be 
free from all former Gifts Grants Sales Dowers Thirds & all 
other Intanglements whatsoever and that he the s d John 
Sawyer his Heirs Exec rs Admin 1 " 3 & Assigns shall for ever 
hereafter have hold possess occupy & enjoy all the above bar- 
gained Premisses without any Let Denial ,or Interruption of 
me my Heirs Exec 18 or Admin 1 " 8 or any other Person laying 
any legal Claim thereunto or any Part thereof. To all above 
written I together with Martha my Wife have hereunto set 
my Hand & Seal this twelfth Day of July Anno One thou- 
sand seven hundred & twenty five 1725. 

Anno RR. Georgii nunc Mag Britannia &c undecimo 
Sign d Seal'd & Deliverd James Wallis (Seal) 

in presence of us (Seal) 

( Ezekiel Woodward Essex sc | Gloucester 

Witnesses. < ^t u ,, h f^ n July 12. 1725. James 

i Elizabeth -\- I ucker w u ? u t 

( mark W alhs abovenamed pson- 

ally appearing acknowledged 
the above written Instrument to 
be his voluntary Act & Deed 
Cor Me E pes Sargent Jus : Pacis 
Novemb 1 28. 1726. A true Copy of the Original Examin- 
ed by Jos : Moody Reg r 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing &c Know ye That I John Sawyer of Falmouth 
Sawyer j n Casco Bay in the County of York in New Eng- 
To land Yeoman for & in Consideration of the Father- 

Sawyer \y L ve & Affection I bear to my Son John Saw- 
yer Jun r of Falmouth in Casco Bay in the County 
afores d Yeoman [84] have given granted & by these Pres- 
ents do fully freely & absolutely give grant convey & con- 
firm unto & upon him the s d John Sawyer Jun r his Heirs & 
Assigns for ever the within written certain Tract or Parcel 
of Land situate in Falm° aforcs d being about twenty Acres 
more or less being the Land I purchased of James Wallis of 
Gloucester in the County of Essex in New England Weaver 
it being s d Wallis his Right in a Tract of Land of Robert 
Stanford so called Together with all the Priviledges & Ap- 



Book XII, Fol. 84. 

purtenances thereunto belonging To him the s d John Saw- 
yer [Jun r ] his Heirs Exec 18 Admin 1 ' 8 & Assigns as an Estate 
of Inheritance in Fee simple for ever and farther I the s d 
John Sawyer do warrant & avouch the Premisses to be free 
from all former Gifts Grants Sales Thirds Dowers & all 
other Intanglements whatsoever & that he the s d John Saw- 
yer Jun 1 his Heirs Exec 13 Admin™ & Assigns shall for ever 
hereafter have hold possess occupy & enjoy all the above- 
written Premisses without any Lett Denial or Interruption 
of me my Heirs Exec ls Admin™ or Assigns or any Person 
laying any legal Claim thereunto or any Part thereof. To 
all above written »I have hereunto set my Hand & Seal this 
twenty first Day of Feb ry One thousand seven hundred & 

twenty five six - 1725 | (3. Anno R. R. Georgii 

Mag Britan a &c Duodecimo John Sawyer (Seal) 

Signed Sealed & Delivered York sc | Falm° Feb ry 21. 

in the Presence of us 1725 | 6 This Day John Saw- 

Ebenez r Allen yer psonally appeared before me 

Robutt Paterson the Subscriber & acknowledged this 

Instrument to be his free Act & & Deed 
Before me John Gray Jus : Pacis 
Novemb r 28.-1726. A true Copy of the Original Exam* 

by Jos : Moody Reg 1 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing Know ye that I Samuel Jordan of Kittery in 
Jordan the County of York within his Majesty's Province 
To of the Massachusetts Bay in New England Yeo- 

Mitchel man f or fo j n Consideration of the Sum of thirty 
Pounds of Money of New England to him in Hand 
before the Ensealing & Delivery hereof well & truly paid 
by Christopher Mitchel of the aboves d Town County & Prov- 
ince Husbandman the Receipt whereof to full Satisfaction 
the s d Samuel Jordan doth hereby acknowledge & thereof Si 
of every Part & Parcel thereof do exonerate acquit & dis- 
charge the s d Christopher Mitchel his Heirs Exec 18 & Ad- 
min rs & every of them for ever by these Presents have giv- 
en granted bargained sold aliened conveyed & confirmed & 
by these Presents do freely fully clearly & absolutely give 
grant bargain sell aliene convey & confirm unto him the s d 
Christopher Mitchel his Heirs & Assigns for ever a certain 
Parcel of Land containing sixty Acres situate lying & being 
at Parpuduck in the Town of Falmouth in the County of 
York afores d being butted & bounded as followeth viz 1 Be- 
ginning at the South Side of the Cove formerly called Slews 



Book XII, Fol. 84. 

Cove at the Brook's [mouth] & running as the Brook runs 
to a red Oak Tree twenty Rods & from thence due North 
sixty Rods & from the afores d Tree due West one hundred 
& forty Rods together also with all the Priviledges & appur- 
tenances Pertaining to the Water Side of the Front of the 
afores d sixty Acres & to carry that Breadth of sixty Rods 
wide from the Water Side back West as the afores d Line 
Runs taking in a proportional Part of the clear Marsh of s d 
Jordans Land that lies near the same Land such a Propor- 
tion of Marsh as will be allowed to sixty Acres of Land this 
being as yet undivided betwixt the s d Samuel Jordan & his 
Brother & Sister & also to have all other Priviledges & 
Appurtenances to the s d Land & Marsh belonging or in any 
Ways appertaining the s d Christopher Mitchel & also to have 
the aboves d Marsh out of the s d Samuel Jordans Part after Di- 
vision To have and to hold all the aboves d granted & bargain- 
ed Premisses of sixty Acres of Land & Marsh & all & sin- 
gular the Priviledges of the Water Side & all other Privi- 
ledges Appurtenances to the same belonging or in any ways 
appertaining Unto the s d Christopher Mitchel his Heirs & 
Assigns for ever To his & their own proper Use & Uses 
from hence forth & for ever lawfully peaceably and quietly 
to have hold use occupy possess & enjoy from henceforth & 
for ever & farther the s d Samuel Jordan for himself his 
Heirs Exec 1 ' 8 Admin™ & Assigns do covenant & agree to 
& with the s d Christopher Mitchel his Heirs & Assigns to 
warrant secure and for ever to defend all the before granted 
& bargained Premisses & its Appurtenances unto the s d 
Christopher Mitchel his Heirs & Assigns for ever against the 
lawful Claims & Demands of all Persons whomsoever for 
ever hereafter to warrant secure & for ever to defend — Also 
Mary Jordan the Wife of the s d Samuel Jordan do by these 
Presents give yield up and surrender all Right of Dowery & 
Power of Thirds of in unto all the before granted & bargain- 
ed Premisses unto the s d Christopher Mitchel his Heirs & 
Assigns for ever. In Witness whereof the s d Samuel Jor- 
dan & Mary Jordan his Wife have hereunto set their Hands 
& Seals this twenty ninth [Day] of October & in the twelfth 
Year of King George's Reign Anno Domini 1726 



Book XII, Fol. 85. 



Signed Sealed & Delivered 
in Presence of us 
Paul Thompson 

his 



his 

Samuel Jordan X 

mark 
her 



(Seal) 



John Miller 

Mark 
his 

Jamine X Bell 

mark 



Mary Jordan ViOy (Seal) 

Mark 

York sc | 21. Day Dec 1 
1726. Samuel Jordan pson- 
ally appeared before the Sub- 
scriber one of his Majesty's Jus- 
tices of the Peace [of [s d County] 
acknowledged the above Instrument to 
be his Act & Deed W m Pepperrell 

Decemb 1 ' 26. 1726. A true Copy of the Original Examin- 
ed by Jos : Moody Reg r 



This Indenture made the twentieth Day of December An- 
no Domini One thousand seven hundred & twenty 
Harmon s i x & j n the thirteenth Year of the Reign of our 
To Sovereign Lord George over Great Britain France 

Holt & Ireland King &c by & between John Harmon of 

York in the County of York in the Province of the 
Massachusetts Bay in New England Yeoman on the one Part 
& Joseph Holt of s d York Yeoman of the other Part Wifc- 
nesseth That the s d John Harmon for & in Consideration of 
the Covenants & Conditions hereafter mentioned to be per- 
formed by the s d Joseph Holt his Heirs &c hath given [85] 
granted bargained sold aliened conveyed & confirmed & by 
these Presents doth give grant bargain sell aliene convey & 
confirm unto the s d Joseph Holt his Heirs & Assigns One 
full nineteenth Part of a Saw-Mill & of a Grist-Mill late 
erected & now standing on a certain Creek in s d York corn- 
only called the Meeting House Creek together one full nine- 
teenth Part of the Dam Mill Stones Going Gears Iron Work 
& of all other the Priviledges Appurtenances & Commodi- 
ties to the s d Grist Mill & Saw Mill belonging or in any 
wise appertaining To have and to hold the one nineteenth 
Part of s d Mills & the Priviledges & Appurtenances thereof 
To him the s d Joseph Holt his Heirs & Assigns for ever To 
his & their only proper Use Benefit & Behoof forever And 
the s d John Harmon doth for himself his Heirs Exec rs <£ 
Adniin rs covenant & promise & grant to & with the s (1 Jo- 
seph Holt his Heirs & Assigns that before the Ensealing & 
Delivery of these Presents he the s d John Harmon is the 
true sole and lawful Owner of the s d one nineteenth Part of 
s d Mills & Appurtenances & is lawfully seized & possessed 



Book XII, Fol. 85. 

of the same in his own proper Right as a good perfect & ab- 
solute Estate of Inheritance in Fee simple & hath in him- 
self good Right full Power & lawful Authority to dispose 
of the same in Manner as aboves d And that the s d Joseph 
Holt his Heirs & Assigns shall & may from Time to Time & 
at all Times for ever hereafter by Force & Virtue of these 
Presents lawfully peaceably & quietly have hold use occupy 
possess and enjoy the s d granted & bargained Premisses with 
the Appurtenances free & clear & freely & clearly acquitted 
exonerated & discharged of from all & all Manner of former 
or other Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Leases Mortgages & 
all other Incumbrances of what Name or Nature soever that 
might in any Measure or Degree obstruct & make void this 
present Instrument Furthermore he the s d John Harmon for 
himself his Heirs Exec rs & Admin 1 ' 8 doth covenant & engage 
the afore demised Premisses with the Appurtenances to him 
the s d Joseph Holt his Heirs & Assigns against the lawful 
Claims or Demands of any Persons whatsoever for ever here- 
after to warrant secure & defend by these Presents 

In Consideration whereof the s d Joseph Holt for himself 
his Heirs Exec rs & Admin 1 ' 8 doth covenant & engage to pay or 
cause to be paid unto the s d John Harmon his Heirs Exec rs or 
Admin rs or to any other Persons that may demand the same of 
the s fl John Harmon his Heirs &c the one full nineteenth Part 
of all the Costs & Charges of erecting the s d Mills & Dam & 
other the Appurtenances & for ever hereafter to bear the 
like Proportion of all Charges of what Nature soever that 
may arise towards keeping in Repair the s d Mills & Dam &c 
so as to save harmless & indemnified the s d John Harmon 
his Heirs Exec rs & Admin 18 with Relation thereunto — In 
Witness whereof the Parties to these Presents have here- 
unto interchangeably set to their Hands & Seals the Day & 
Year first aforementioned | N. B. It is to be understood be- 
fore Signing that the s d Joseph Holt hath already paid the 
Sum of thirty eight Pounds it being the full nineteenth Part 
of the Charges of Building the within mentioned Mills the 
Receipt whereof the within named John Harmon doth here- 
by acknowledge John Harmon (Seal) 
Signed Sealed & Delivered York sc | DeceimV 28. 1726. 

in Presence of us M r John Harmon acknowledged 

John Bradbury the within Instrument to be his free 

Jos: Moody. Act & Deed 

Before Sam 11 Came Jus. Peace 

Decemb r 28. 1726. A true Copy of the Original Examin- 
ed by Jos : Moody Reg 1 



Book XII, Fol. 85. 

This Indenture made the twentieth Day of December An- 
no Domini One thousand seven hundred & twenty 
Holt six & in the thirteenth Year of the Reign of our 
To Sovereign Lord George over Great Britain France 
Harmon & Ireland King &c by & between John Harmon of 
York in the County of York in the Province of 
the Massachusetts Bay in New England Yeoman on the one 
Part & Joseph Hoult of s d York Yeoman of the other Part 
Witnesseth That the s (1 John Harmon for»& in Considera- 
tion of the Covenants & Conditions hereafter mentioned to 
be performed by the s d Joseph Holt his Heirs &c hath giv- 
en granted bargained sold aliened conveyed & confirmed & 
by these Presents doth give grant bargain sell aliene convey 
& confirm unto the s d Joseph Holt his Heirs & Assigns One 
full nineteenth Part of a Saw Mill & of a Grist Mill lately 
erected & now standing on a certain Creek in s d York conl- 
only called the Meeting House Creek Together with one full 
nineteenth Part of the Damm Mill Stones Going Gears Iron 
Work & of all other the Priviledges Appurtenances & Com- 
modities to the s d Grist Mill & Saw Mill belonging or in 
any Wise appertaining To have and to hold the one nine- 
teenth Part of s d Mills & the Priviledges & Appurtenances 
thereof To him the s d Joseph Holt his Heirs & Assigns for 
ever To his & their only proper Use Benefit & Behoof for- 
ever And the s d John Harmon doth for himself his Heirs 
Exec rs & Admin rs covenant & promise & grant to & with 
the s d Joseph Holt his Heirs &■ Assigns that before the En- 
sealing & Delivery of these Presents he the s d John Har- 
mon is the true sole & lawful Owner of the s d one nine- 
teenth Part of s d Mills & Appurtenances & is lawfully seiz- 
ed & possessed of the same in his own proper Right as a 
good perfect & absolute Estate of Inheritance in Fee sim- 
ple & hath in himself good Right full Power & lawful Au- 
thority to dispose of the same in Manner as aboves d & that 
the s d Joseph Holt his Heirs & Assigns shall & may from 
Time to Time & at all Times for ever hereafter by Force & 
Virtue of these Presents lawfully peaceably & quietly have 
hold use occupy possess & enjoy the s d granted & bargain- 
ed Premisses with the Appurtenances free & clear & freely 
& clearly exonerated acquitted & discharged of from all & 
all manner of former or other Gifts Grants Bargains Sales 
Leases Mortgages & all other Incumbrances of what Name 
or Nature soever that might in any Measure or Degree ob- 
struct or make void this present Instrum 1 Further- 
more he the s d John Harmon for himself his Heirs Exec 18 & 
Admin rs doth covenant & engage the afore demissed Prem- 



Book XII, Fol. 86. 

isses with the Appurtenances to him the s d Joseph Holt 
his Heirs & Assigns againt the lawful Claims or Demands 
of any Person or Persons whatsoever for ever hereafter to 
warrant secure & defend by these Presents 

In Consideration whereof the s d Joseph Holt for him- 
self his Heirs Exec rs & Admin rs doth covenant & engage to 
pay or cause to [be] paid unto the s d John Harmon his 
Heirs Exec rs or Admin rS or to any other Persons that may 
demand the sameiof the s d John Harmon [his Heirs &c]the 
one full nineteenth Part of all the Costs & Charges of Erect- 
ing the s d Mills & Damm & other the Appurtenances for 
ever hereafter to bear the like Proportion of all Charges of 
what Nature soever that may arise towards keeping in Re- 
pair the s d Mills & Dam &c so as to save harmless & in- 
demnified the s d John Harmon his Heirs Exec ls & Adm 1 ' 8 
with Relation thereunto — In Witness whereof the Parties to 
these Presents have hereunto interchangeably set to their 
Hands & Seals the Day & Year first aforementioned — N. B. 
It is to be understood before Signing that the s d Joseph 
Holt hath already paid the Sum of thirty eight Pounds it 
being y e full nineteend Part of the Charges of building the 
within mentioned Mills the Receipt whereof the within 
named John Harmon doth hereby acknowledge 
Signed Sealed ( John Bradbury Joseph Holt (Seal) 
& Delivered ) York sc — Decem- 

in Presence of us ( Jos : Moody ber 28. 1726. M 1 Jos- 

eph Hoult acknowledged 
the within Instrument to be 
his free Act & Deed 
before me Samuel Came Jus : Peace 

Decemb 1 ' 28. 1726. A true Copy of the Original Exam- 
ined by Jos : Moody Reg r 



[86] Covenant Articles & Agreement made & conclud- 
ed on in & between James Gray of Berwick in the 
Harlow County of York & within his Majesty's Province 
To of the Massachusetts Bay in New England Hus- 

Gra y band on the one Part & his Father-in-Law Francis 

Herloe of the Town County & Province afores d 
Husbandman Witnesseth That as soon as the s d Francis 
Harlo or Sarah his present Wife or Both of them through 
the Infirmities of Old Age Sickness or whatsoever Casual- 
ties or Misfortune shall happen to befall them so that they 
shall become thereby uncapable of taking Care of & Provid- 
ing for themselves Then the s d James Gray his Heirs Exec 18 



Book XII, Fol. 86. 

or Admin rS shall forthwith take the Charge of them the s d 
Francis & Sarah Harlo & seasonably constantly & suitably 
provide for them all Necessaries they stand in need of both 
for Sufficiency of Food Clothing Firewood Washing con- 
stant Tendance & whatsoever other Conveniences they may 
lack for the Comfort of their natural Lives & at their 
Deaths to give them a Christian & [decent] Funeral all at 
s d Grays Cost and Charge In y e Consideration whereof the 
s d Francis Herlo on the Performance of tlnf Premisses above- 
written doth by these Presents give grant bequeath make 
over & unalterably confirm unto the s d James Gray his Son- 
in-Law & to his Heirs Exec rs Admin" &> Assigns for ever 
(after their Decease) his Dwelling House Barn Orchard & 
the Land containing seven Acres more or less [being in s d 
Berwick] bounded Westerly on the Country Road leading 
from Salmon Falls to Sturgeon Creek Southerly on the 
Way that leads to the Pocky Hills Northerly on the Land 
of Moses Spencer & William Herl & Eastwardly on the 
Land of Richard Lord or howsoever otherwise bounded 
or reputed to bounded also their [particular] Feather-Becl 
& Bedding Together with all & singular the Fence Fenc- 
ing Springs Profits, Rights Titles Ways Privilcdges Com- 
odities Appurtenances & whatsoever is thereunto belongs 
or is in any manner of ways appertaining To have and to 
hold the s d House Land Orchard Bed & Bedding & all the 
above granted and bargained Premisses with their Appurte- 
nances unto the s d James Gray & to his Heirs Exec 1 ' 8 Ad- 
min 1 ' 8 & Assigns To his & their own only proper Use Bene- 
fit Improvement Possession Right Title Interest & Behoofe 
for ever To their sole Use against the lawful Claims & De- 
mands of all Persons whatsoever &~ every other Person or 
Persons shall & are hereby Debarred of any Right or Inter- 
est in the above granted Premisses for ever. In Witness 
whereof the Parties abovenamed have hereunto interchange- 
ably set their Hands & Seals October the fifteenth Anno 
Domini Seventeen hundred & eighteen & in the fifth Year 
of his Majesty King George's Reign 



Book XII, Fol. 86 



Signed Sealed & Delivered 
in Presence of us 
Daniel Goodin 
John Bradstreet 



his 



Francis 



Harlow (Seal) 



r0 



mark 



her 



Sarah ^J Herloe (Seal) 



mark 

York sc | Berwick Octob 1 ' 16. 
1718 The within named Francis 
Harlo & Sarah his Wife psonally ap- 
pearing acknowledged the within written 
Instrument to be their Act & Deed 

Before me Sam 11 Plaisted J. Pacis 
Jan ry 2 d 1726 | 7 A true Copy of the Original Examin- 
ed by Jos : Moody Reg r 



Harloe 

To 
Gray 



Know all Men by these Presents that I Francis Herloe of 
Berwick in the County of York & within his Majes- 
ty's Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New 
England Husbandman for divers good Causes me 
hereunto moving but in a more especial manner for 
the natural Love which I do bear unto my Grand- 
son James Gray of s d Berwick Son to my Son-in-Law 
James Gray late of s d Berwick deceased have given granted 
assigned set over & confirmed And by these Presents do 
fully freely clearly & absolutely give grant bargain assign 
set over & confirm unto my s d Grandson James Gray & to 
his Heirs Exec rs Admin 1 ' 8 and Assigns for ever Ten Acres of 
Land situate lying & being in s d Berwick & is one half of a 
twenty Acres granted to me the s d Francis Herloe by the 
Town of Kittery as appears of the Record the whole twenty 
Acres is bounded as followeth South East on the Comons 
Westerly on the Land of James Warren Northerly on the Land 
of John Cooper & the s d James Gray deceased & Easterly on 
Alexander Gray's Land which is the other ten Acres of s d 
twenty acresGrant or howsoever otherwise bounded known or 
reputed to be bounded Together with all & singular the Ways 
Profits Priviledges Rights Comodities Hereditaments & 
Appurtenances & whatsoever thereunto belongeth or in any 
Ways appertaining To have and to hold the s d ten Acres of 
Land & all other the above granted & bargained Premisses 
with their Appurtenances unto him my s d Grandson & to his 



Book XII, Fol. 87. 

Heirs Exec rs Admin rs & Assigns To his & their own only 
proper Use Benefit & Behoof for ever — And my s d Grand- 
son James Gray shall and also his Heirs Exec rs Admin 18 and 
Assigns from henee forth & for ever hereafter lawfully 
peaceably & quietly have hold use occupy possess & enjoy 
all the above granted & bargained Premisses with their Ap- 
purtenances the same being free & clear & clearly acquitted 
exonerated & discharged of & from all manner of former or 
other Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Leases Mortgages Titles 
Thirds Dowries Claims Executions & Demands whatsoever. 
And farther I the s d Francis Herloe my Heirs Exec rs Ad- 
min 18 shall & will from henceforth & for ever hereafter war- 
rant & defend the s d ten Acres of Land & all the other 
abovegranted & bargained Premisses with their Appurte- 
nances unto him the s d James Gray my s d Grandson & to 
his Heirs Exec 1 ' 8 Admin rs & Assigns for ever against the 
lawful Claims & Demands of all & every Person whatsoever 
— In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand & Seal 
& Sarah my Wife in Testimony of her Relinquishing of her 
Right of Thirds or Dowry in the above granted & bargained 
Premisses July the sixteenth Anno Domini Seventeen hun- 
dred & twenty six & in the twelfth Year of his Majesty 
King George his Reign &c a his 

Signed Sealed & Delivered Francis-f-Herloe (Seal) 

in the Presence of us mark (Seal) 

Joseph Moulton York sc | August the 

Jonathan Abbet 4 th 1726. Then Francis 

John Bradstreet Herloe appeared before me 

Samuel Plaisted Esq 1 one of his 
Majesty's Justices & acknowledg- 
ed the abovewritten Instrument to 
be his voluntary Act & Deed 

Samuel Plaisted 
January 2 d 1726 | 7 A true Copy of the Original Ex- 
amined by Jos. Moody Reg r 



[87] To all People to whom these Presents shall come 
Greeting Know ye That I James Carr of York in the 
Carr County of York in the Province of the Massachus- 
To etts Bay in New England Cordwainer for & in Con- 
Barton sideration of the Sum of forty Pounds to me in 
Hand before the Delivery of these Presents well & 
truly paid by John Barton of s d York Fisherman the Re- 
ceipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge & my self therewith 
fully satisfied contented & paid & thereof & of every Part 



Book XII, Fol 87. 

& Parcel thereof do exonerate acquit & discharge the s d 
John Barton his Heirs Exec 18 & Admin 1 ' 8 for ever by these 
Presents have given granted bargained sold aliened convey- 
ed & confirmed & by these Presents do fully freely & abso- 
lutely give grant bargain sell aliene convey & confirm unto 
the s d John Barton his Heirs & Assigns for ever a certain 
Parcel of Land situate lying & being in the Township of 
York containing three Acres being Part of the Tract where- 
on I now dwell & butted & bounded as folio we th viz — Be- 
ginning at the Southerly Corner of s d Lott of Land by the 
Road that leads up to Cape Neddick Mill & then running 
bounding on s d Way up North Westerly twenty Poles then 
running North East holding the same Breadth of twenty 
Poles till it extends the full Length of tAventy four Poles 
the South Easterly Side of s d three Acres to be all along 
two Poles Distance from High- Water [Mark] at the Creek 
that divides my Land from the Land of John Stover To 
have and to hold the s d three Acres of Land exclusive of 
the s cl two Poles in Breadth on the Bank of s d Creek togeth- 
er with the dwelling House that s d Carr bought of Jacob 
Perkins standing thereon & all other the Priviledges Appur- 
tenances & Comodities thereto belonging or in any wise ap- 
pertaining To him the s d John Barton his Heirs & Assigns 
forever To his & their only proper Use Benefit & Behoof 
for ever And I the s d James Carr for my self my Heirs 
Exec rs & Admin™ do covenant promise & grant to & with 
the s d John Barton his Heirs & Assigns that before the En- 
sealing of these Presents I am the true sole & lawful Owner 
of the abovebargained Premisses & am lawfully seized & 
possessed of the same in mine own proper Right as a good 
pfect & absolute Estate of Inheritance in Fee simple & have 
in my self good Right full Power & lawful Authority to 
grant bargain sell convey & confirm s d bargained Premisses 
in manner as afores d & that the s d John Barton his Heirs & 
Assigns shall & may from Time to Time & at all Times for 
ever hereafter lawfully peaceably & quietly have hold use 
occupy possess & enjoy the s d demised & bargained Premis- 
ses with the Appurtenances free & clear & freely & clearly 
exonerated acquitted & discharged of & from all & all man- 
ner of former or other Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Leases 
Mortgages Wills Entails Joyntures Dowries Judgments Ex- 
ecutions & Incumbrances of what Name or Nature soever 
that might in any Measure or Degree obstruct or make void 
this present Instrument — Moreover I the s d James Carr for 
myself my Heirs Exec™ & Admin™ do covenant & engage 

Book xii. 18 



Book XII, Fol. 87. 

the afore demised Premisses with the Appurtenances to him 
the s d John Barton his Heirs & Assigns against the lawful 
Claims & Demands of all Persons whatsoever forever here- 
after to warrant secure & defend by these Presents — And 
Ruth Carr the Wife of me the s d James Carr doth by 
these Presents (freely willing) give yield up & surrender 
all her Right of Dowry & Power of Thirds of in & unto the 
afore bargained Premisses to him the s d John Barton his 
Heirs & Assigns In Witness whereof the s d James Carr hath 
hereunto & Ruth his Wife set their Hands and Seals the 
third Day of January Anno Domini One thousand seven 
hundred & twenty six seven & in the thirteenth Year of 
King Georges Reign ( The Word [Mark] on the 

Signed Sealed & Delivered } other Side was interlined 

in Presence of us ( before Signing 

Anthony Baker James Carr (Seal) 

Jos : Moody (Seal) 

York sc | York Jan ry 3 d 1726 | 7 James 
Carr psonally appearing acknowledged the 
above Instrument to be his voluntary Act & 
Deed Cor Sam 11 Moody Jus : Pac 

Jan ry 3 d 1726 | 7 A true Copy of the Original Examin- 
ed by Jos : Moody Reg 1 ' 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing Know ye that I, Thomas Harras of the Town 
Harris Dover in the Province of New Hamps 1 in New 
To England Gent — for & in Consideration of the Sum 

Jewett () f twenty Pounds in currant Money to me in Hand 
before the Ensealing hereof well & truly paid by 
Aaron Jewett of Ipswich in the County of Essex in the Prov- 
ince of the Massachusetts Bay the Receit Avhereof I do here- 
by acknowledge & my self therewith fully satisfied & eon- 
tented & thereof & of every Part & Parcel thereof do exon- 
erate acquit & discharge the s d Aaron Jewett his Heirs Ex- 
cc rs Admin rs for ever by these Presents have given granted 
bargained sold aliened conveyed & confirmed & by these 
Presents do freely fully & absolutely give grant bargain sell 
aliene convey & confirm unto him the s d Aaron Jewett his 
Heirs and Assigns for ever one Messuage or Tract of Marsh 
lying & being in the Town of Scarborough in the County 
of York in the Province of Main in New England contain- 
ing twelve; Acres be it more or less bounded as followeth as 
shall appear upon the Proprietors Records [bounded] by 
Edmund Ward [on the North Side] & the River on [the 






Book XII, Fol. 87. 

South Side] howsoever other ways bounded. To have and 
to hold the s d bargained Premisses with all the Priviledges 
Appurtenances Comodities to the same belonging or any 
ways appertaining To him the s d Aaron Jewett his Heirs & 
Assigns forever & to his only proper Use Benefit & Behoof 
for ever And I the s d Thomas Harras for me my Heirs Ex- 
ec rS Admin rs do covenant promise & grant to & with the s d 
Aaron Jewett his Heirs & Assigns that before the Ensealing 
of these of I am the true sole & lawful Owner of the above 
bargained Premisses & am lawfully seized & possessed of 
the same in mine own proper Eight in Fee simple as a good 
perfect Estate & Inheritance & have of my self good Right 
& lawful Authority to grant bargain sell convey & confirm 
the s d bargained Premisses in Manner as above & that Aaron 
Jewett his Heirs & Assigns shall & may from Time to Time 
& at all Times for ever hereafter by Force & Virtue of these 
Presents lawfully & peaceably & quietly have hold use oc- 
cupy possess & enjoy the demised & bargained Premisses 
free & clearly acquit and discharged of & from all Manner of 
other Grants Bargains & Sales Leases Mortgages Wills En- 
tails Joyntures Dowers Judgments Executions Incumbran- 
ces & Extents Furthermore I the s d Thomas Harras for me 
my Heirs Exec rs Admin 18 do covenant & engage the above 
demised Premisses to him the s d Aaron Jewett his Heirs & 
Assigns against the lawful Claims or Demands of any Per- 
son or Persons whatsoever hereafter forever to warrant se- 
cure & defend — In Witness hereof I have hereunto set my 
Hand & Seal this tenth Day of October in the Year one 
thousand seven hundred twenty six 

Interlined [bounded north Side the South Side] 

his 

Signed Sealed & Delivered Thomas /-tHarres (Seal) 
in Presence of us Witnesses Mark 

Samuel Smith Province New Hamps 1 Jan ry y e 2 d 

Job Burnam 1726 | 7 Thomas Harris psonally ap- 

peared & acknowledged the above written 
to be his free Act and Deed 

Before Me James Davis Just, of Peace 
January the 3 d 1726 | 7 A true Copy of the Original Ex- 
amined by Jos : Moody Reg 1 



Book XII, Fol. 88. 

To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greeting 
Know ye that I Thomas Harras of the Town of 
Harris Dover in the Province of New Hamps r in New Eng- 
To land Gent — for & in Consideration of the Sum of 

Burnam thirty Pounds in Currant Money to me in Hand 
before the Ensealing hereof well and truly paid by 
Job Burrnam of Scarborough in the County of York in the 
Province of the Main in New England the Receipt whereof I 
do hereby acknowledge & my self therewith fully satisfied & 
contented & thereof & every Part & Parcel thereof do ex- 
onerate acquit & discharge the s d Job Burrnam his Heirs 
Exec rs Admin rs for ever by these Presents have given grant- 
ed bargained sold aliened conveyed & confirmed & by these 
Presents do freely fully & absolutely give grant bargain sell 
aliene convey <& confirm unto him the s d Job Burrnam his 
Heirs & Assigns for ever one Messuage or Tract of Upland 
lying & being in the Town of Scarborough in the County of 
York in the Province of Main in New England containing 
fifty Acres be it more or less bounded as followeth on the 
North West by Ebenezer Seavy South West by the North 
West Mast Road on the South East by William Newbury 
eight score Rod or however otherwise bounded To have and 
to hold the s d bargained Premisses with all the Priviledges 
Appurtenances & Comodities to the same belonging or 
any ways appertaining To him the s d Job Burnam his Heirs 
& Assigns for ever & To his only proper Use Benefit & Be- 
hoof for ever & I the s d Thomas Harras for me my Heirs 
Exec rS & Admin 1 " 8 do covenant promise & grant to & with 
the s d Job Burnam his Heirs & Assigns that before the En- 
sealing hereof I am the true sole & lawful Owner of the 
abovebargained Premisses & am lawfully seized & possessed 
of the same in mine own proper Right in Fee simple as a 
good perfect Estate & Inheritance & have in my self good 
Right & lawful Authority to grant bargain sell convey & 
confirm the s d bargained Premisses in Manner as above & 
that Job Burnam his Heirs & Assigns shall & may from 
Time to Time & at all Times for ever hereafter by Force & 
Virtue of these Presents laAvfully & peaceably & quietly 
have hold use occupy possess & enjoy the s d demised & bar- 
gained Premisses free and clearly acquitted & discharged of 
and from all manner of other Grants Bargains & Sales 
Leases Mortgages Wills Entails Joyntures Dowers Judg- 
ments Executions Incumbrances & Extents Furthermore I 
the s d Thomas Harras for me my Heirs Exec™ Admin™ do 
covenant & engage the abovedemised Premisses to him the 
8 d Job Burrnani his Heirs & Assigns against the lawful 



Book XII, Fol. 88. 

Claims or Demands of any Person or Persons whatsoever 
hereafter for ever to warrant secure & defend — In Witness 
hereof I have hereunto set my Hand & Seal this tenth Day 
of October in the Year One Thousand seven hundred & 
twenty six his 

Signed Sealed & Delivered Thomas JL- Haries (Seal) 
in Presence of us Witnesses , nark 

Samuel Smith Province New Hamp 1 Jan ry y e 2 d 

Aaron Jewett 1726 | 7 Thomas Haris personally 

appeared & acknowledged the above- 
written Instrument to be his free Act & 
Deed Before Me James Davis Jus. Peace 
January the 3 d 1726 | 7 A true Copy of the Original Ex- 
amined by Jos : Moody Reg 1 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing &c Know ye that I Arthur Bragdon Sen r of 
Bragdon York in the County of York in the Province of 

To the Massachusetts Bay in New England Yeoman 
Grover f or & \ n Consideration of the Sum of ninety Pounds 
currant Money of New England to me in Hand be- 
fore the Ensealing & Delivery of these Pres ts well & truly 
paid by John Grover of York afores fl Yeoman the Receit 
whereof I do hereby acknowledge & thereof & of every 
Part & Parcel thereof do exonerate acquit & discharge the s d 
John Grover his Heirs Exec rs Admin 1 ' 8 & Assigns by these 
Presents have given granted bargained sold aliened convey- 
ed & confirmed & by these Presents do fully freely & abso- 
lutely give grant bargain sell aliene enfeoff convey & con- 
firm unto him the s d John Grover his Heirs & Assigns a cer- 
tain Messuage or Tract of Land situate lying & being on the 
South West Side of York River & is butted & bounded as 
followeth viz Beginning at the North West Corner of a Tract 
of Land of seventy Acres which was laid out to s d Bragdon 
the sixth Day of March One Thousand seven hundred & six- 
teen or seventeen as by York Town Book Page 304 may ap- 
pear & runs from thence South East twenty Poles & then 
runs North East One hundred & forty four Poles & from 
thence runs North West twenty Poles to Grays Land & runs 
by Grays Land South West One hundred & forty four Poles 
to the Place began at which makes eighteen Acres To have 
and to hold the s d eighteen Acres of Land with all the Privi- 
ledges Appurtenances & Comodities to tne same belonging 
or in any wise appertaining To him the s d John Grover his 
Heirs & Assigns for ever — To his & their only proper Use 



Book XII, Fol. 88. 

Benefit & Behoof forever And I the s d Arthur Bragdon for 
my self my Heirs Exec r8 Admin rs do covenant promise & 
grant to & with the s fl John Grover his Heirs & Assigns 
That at the Ensealing & until the Delivery of these Presents 
I am the true sole & lawful Owner of the above bargained 
& am lawfully seized & possessed of the same in mine own 
proper Right as a good perfect & absolute Estate of Inheri- 
tance in Fee simple & have in my self good Right full Pow- 
er & lawful Authority to grant bargain sell convey & con- 
firm s d bargained Premisses in manner as afores d & that the 
s d John Grover his Heirs & Assigns shall & may from Time 
to Time & at all Times for ever hereafter lawfully peace- 
ably & quietly by Force & Virtue of the s d Presents have hold 
use occupy possess & enjoy the afore demised Premisses free 
& clear & freely & clearly exonerated acquitted & discharged 
of from all & all manner of former & other Gifts Grants 
Bargains Sales Leases Mortgages Wills Entails Joyntures 
Dowries Judgments Executions & Incumbrances of what 
Name or Nature soever that might in any Measure or Degree 
obstruct & make void this present Deed — Moreover I the s d 
Arthur Bragdon for my self my Heirs Exec 18 & Admin rs do 
covenant & engage the before demised Premisses with the 
Appurtenances unto him the s d John Grover his Heirs & 
Assigns for ever hereafter against the lawful Claims & De- 
mands of any Person or Persons whatsoever to warrant se- 
cure & defend by these Presents — And Sarah Bragdon the 
Wife of me the s d Arthur Bragdon doth by these Presents 
freely willing give yield up & surrender unto the s d John Gro- 
ver his Heirs & Assigns all her Right of Dowry & Power of 
Thirds of. in & unto the aforedemised Premisses — In Wit- 
ness hereof the s d Arthur Bragdon & Sarah Bragdon have 
hereunto set their Hands & Seals the sixth Day of Decem- 
ber Anno Domini One thousand seven hundred & twenty 
six Annoq 1 R 1 R is Georgii Mag Britan a & Decimo tertio 
Signed Sealed & Delivered of Arthur Bragdon (Seal) 

in Presence of us The Mark-)- Sarah Bragdon (Seal) 
Joseph Kingsbury - Received on the Day of the Date 
Joseph Freethy hereof the Sum of ninety Pounds of 

the abovenamed John Grover it being the 
Consideration within mentioned — I say re- 
ceived p me Arthur Bragdon 
York sc | Decemb 1 6. 1726. M l Arthur Bragdon y e Sub- 
scriber of the foregoing lustrum 1 acknowledged the same to 
be his free Act & Deed 

Before me Samuel Came Jus. Peace 
Jan ry 3 d 1726 | 7 A true Copy of the Original Examined 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



Book XII, Fol. 89. 

[89] To all Christian People to whom these Presents 
shall come Greeting Know ye That I John Bow- 
Boden den of Marble Head in the County of Essex in the 
To Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New Eng- 

Darling land Shoreman for & in Consideration of the Sum 
of Sixty Pounds currant Money of the Province 
afores d to me in Hand paid before the Ensealing hereof by 
John Darling of Falmouth in the County of York & Prov- 
ince afores d Husbandman the Receit whereof I do hereby 
acknowledge & my self fully satisfied contented & paid have 
given granted bargained sold aliened released conveyed & 
confirmed & by these Pres ts do freely clearly & absolutely 
give grant bargain sell aliene release convey & confirm unto 
him the s d John Darling his Heirs & Assigns forever sixty 
Acres of Upland & Salt Marsh be the same more or less — 
In the Township of Scarborough in the s d County of York — 
bounded as followcth viz Easterly with Spurwink River 
Southerly with a Creek & run of Water running betwixt the 
Premisses & Samuel Oakmans Land running up to a Great 
Oak & from thence North West up into the Woods until the 
s d sixty Acres be accomplished he paying in Proportion of 
the six Days Work reserved by Robert Jordan in his Deed 

To have and to hold the before granted Premisses with 
the Appurtenances unto the s d John Darling his Heirs Ex- 
ec 18 Admin 18 & Assigns for ever To his & their own proper 
Use Benefit & Behoof forever more And I the s d John Bo- 
den for my self my Heirs Exec rs & Admin rs do covenant 
promise & grant unto & with the s d John Darling his Heirs 
& Assigns for ever That before & until the Ensealing here- 
of I am the true sole proper & lawful Owner & Possessor of 
the before granted Premisses with the Appurtenances — And 
have in my self good Right full Power & lawful Authority 
to give grant bargain sell aliene release convey & confirm 
the same as af ores d And that free & clear & freely & clearly 
executed acquitted & discharged of & from all former & oth- 
er Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Leases Mortgages Wills En- 
tails Joyntures Dowries Thirds Executions & Incumbrances 
whatsoever — And furthermore I the s' d John Boden for my 
self my Heirs Exec rs & Admin rs do hereby covenant prom- 
ise & engage the before granted Premisses with the Appur- 
tenances unto him the s d John Darling his Heirs & Assigns 
for ever to warrant secure & defend against the lawful 
Claims or Demands of any Person or Persons whatsoever 
In Witness whereof the s d John Boden with Johannah,my 
Wife have hereunto set our Hands & Seals the sixth Day of 
January in the thirteenth Year of his Majesty's Reign An- 



Book XII, Fol. 89. 

noq 1 Domini 1726. , , The Mark of 

Signed Sealed & Delivered John M— / Boden < Seal ) 

In Presence of us T . ™ e Mark of 

Joseph Cogswell Johannah + Boden (Seal) 

Nathan Bowen , £™* f ! SP"?* Ja " T 

1726 John Boaden psonally 

appeared & acknowledged the In- 
strument on the other Side to be his 
free Act & Deed 

Coram J° Oulton J. Peace 
January the 25 th 1726 | 7 A true Copy of the Original 
Exam d by Jos : Moody Reg r 



To all Christian People to whom these Presents shall come 
Greeting Know ye That I Richard Rogers of Kit- 
Rogers tery in the County of York within his Majesty's 
To Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New Eng- 

Tomson i anc [ Yeoman for & in Consideration of the Sum 
of thirty Pounds to me in Hand before the Enseal- 
ing hereof well & truly paid by Paul Thompson of the fores d 
in New England Husbandman the Receit whereof I do here- 
by acknowledge & my self therewith fully satisfied & con- 
tented & thereof & of every Part & Parcel thereof do exon- 
erate acquit & discharge the s d Paul Thompson his Heirs 
Exec 18 Admin rs & Assigns forever by these Presents have 
given granted bargained sold aliened conveyed & for ever 
Quit claimed & confirmed & by these Presents do freely & 
absolutely give grant bargain sell aliene convey & confirm 
unto him the s d Paul Thompson his Heirs & Assigns for 
ever all that my Right Title & Interest of a Tract or Tracts 
of Lands or Marshes situate lying & being in Scarborough 
on the Western Side of Black Point River that I have or | 
ought to have in y e s d Scarborough in the County of York 
in New England by Vertue of Richard Foxwell of the afore- 
said in New England his Right & Title therein excepting my 
Right of ten Acres of Marsh lying on the Western Side of j 
Dunston River To have and to hold the s d granted & bar- 
gained Premisses with all the Appurtenances Priviledges & 
Comodities to the same belonging or in any ways appertain- I 
ing to him as they are now laid out & divided amongst the 
Heirs or Defendants of the s d Foxwell or as they shall here- 
after at any Time be laid out or divided to him the s d Paul 
Thompson his Heirs & Assigns for ever — To his & their 
only proper Use Benefit & Behoofe for ever & I, the s d 
Richard Rogers for me my Heirs Exec rs Admin rs & Assigns 
do covenant promise & grant to & with the s d Paul Thomp- I 



Book XII, Fol. 90. 

son his Heirs & Assigns That before the Ensealing hereof I 
am the true sole & lawful Owner of the above-bargained 
Premisses & am lawfully seized & possessed of the same in 
mine own proper Right as a good perfect & absolute Estate 
of Inheritance in Fee simple & have in my self good Right 
full Power & lawful Authority to grant bargain sell convey 
& confirm s d bargained in Manner as aboves d & that the s d 
Paul Thompson his Heirs & Assigns shall & may from Time 
to Time & at all Times forever hereafter by Force & Virtue 
of these Presents lawfully peaceably & quietly have hold 
use occupy possess & enjoy the s d demised & bargained 
Premisses with the Appurtenances free & clear and freely & 
clearly acquitted exonerated & discharged of from all and 
all Manner of former or other Gifts Grants Bargains Sales 
Mortgages Wills Intails Joyntures Dowries Judgment Ex- 
ecutions Incumbrances or Extents — Furthermore I the s d 
Richard Rogers for my self my Heirs Exec 1 * 8 Admin rs & As- 
signs do covenant & engage the abovedemised Premisses to 
him the s d Paul Thompson his Heirs & Assigns against the 
lawful Claims or Demands of any Person or Persons whatso- 
ever for ever hereafter to warrant secure & defend from by 
& under me In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my 
Hand & Seal this twenty fifth Day of February in the 
twelfth Year of King Georges Reign Anno Domini 1725 — 6 
Signed Sealed & Delivered 

in Presence of jj 

William Godsoe Richard Jx Rogers (Seal) 

her 

Eliza *H- Tri ck York ^areh 8« 1725 | 6 

nar her This Day Richard Rogers pson- 

t^i- i n Tn i ally appeared before me the Sub- 

EhzabethtGodsoe gcriber & acknowledged the above 

In strum* to be his Act & Deed 

W in Pepperrell Jun r J. Peace 
Jan ry 23 d 1726 | 7 A true Copy of the Original Examin- 
ed by Jos : Moody Reg 1 



[90] To all People to whom these Presents shall come 
Greeting Know ye that I Samuel Jordan of Kittery 
Jordan j n the County of York within his Majestys Prov- 
To ince of the Massachusetts Bay in New England 

Tomson Yeoman for & in Consideration of the Sum of thir- 
ty Pounds currant Money of New England to me 
in Hand before the Ensealing & Delivery hereof well and 
truly paid by Paul Thompson of the afores d Place in New 



Book XII, Fol. 91. 

quit & discharge the s d William Maxwell his Heirs Exec™ 
Admin rs & Assigns for ever by these Presents have given 
granted bargained sold aliened conveyed ■& for ever con- 
firmed & by these Presents do fully freely clearly & abso- 
lutely give grant bargain sell aliene convey & confirm unto 
him the s d William Maxwell his Heirs & Assigns for ever 

two certain Parcells of Land one containing twenty 

Acres the other containing forty Acres situate lying & be- 
ing at Parpaduck in the Town of Falmouth in the County 
of York afores d twenty Acres thereof being butted and 
bounded as followeth viz Beginning at the Parting Line be- 
tween Robert Jordan & the s d Samuel Jordans Land & on the 
South Side of Christopher Mitchels Land & running East by 
the s d Mitchels Land One hundred & ten Rods, and & running 
from thence South thirty Rods & to carry that same Breadth 
of thirty Rods one hundred & ten Rods West, the other 
forty Acres to be on the North Side of Paul Thompsons 
Land [beginning] at the Sea at High Water Mark & run- 
ning by the s d Thompsons Line West one hundred & sixty 
Rods & North by the Sea at high Water Mark f orty Rods & 
to carry that same Breadth of forty Rod back west one hun- 
dred & sixty Rods taking in a proportional Part of the clear 
Marsh of s d Jordans that lays near the same Land such a 
proportion of Marsh as will be allowed to sixty Acres of 
Land this Marsh being as yet undivided betwixt the s d Sam- 
uel Jordan & his Brother & Sister — Together also with all 
the Priviledges & Appurtenances to the s d Lotts of Land 
& Marsh belonging or in any wise [91] Appertaining with 
all Priviledges of the Water Side on the Front of the s d 
forty Acres to him the s d Will Maxwell & also to have the 
above granted & bargained Premisses with all the Appurte- 
nances Priviledges & Comodities to the same belonging or 
in any ways appertaining To him the s d W m Maxwell his 
Heirs & Assigns for ever To have & to hold all & particu- 
larly the above granted & bargained Premisses To him the 
s d Will™ Maxwell his Heirs & Assigns for ever — To his & 
their only proper Use Benefit & Behoof forever And I the 
s d Samuel Jordan for me my Heirs Exec rs Admin" & As- 
signs do covenant promise & grant to & with the s d Wil- 
liam Maxwell his Heirs & Assigns that before Ensealing 
hereof I am the true sole & lawful Owner of the above bar- 
gained Premisses & am lawfully seized & possessed of the 
same in mine own proper Right as a good pfect & absolute 
Estate of Inheritance in Fee simple & have in my self good 
Right full Power & lawful Authority to grant bargain sell 
convey & confirm the s d bargained Premisses in Manner as 
aboves d And that the s d William Maxwell his Heirs & As- 



Book XII, Fol. 91. 



signs shall & may from Time to Time & at all Times for 
ever hereafter by Force & Virtue of these Presents lawfully 
peaceably & quite have hold use occupy possess & enjoy the 
s d demised & bargained Premisses with the Appurtenances 
free & clear & freely & clearly acquitted exonerated & dis- 
charged of from all & all manner of former or other Gifts 
Grants Bargains Sales Leases Mortgages Wills Entails Joy- 
ntures Dowries Judgment Executions Incumbrances & 
Extents— Furthermore I the s d Samuel Jordan for my self 
my Heirs Exec 18 Admin rS & Assigns do covenant & engage 
the above demised Premisses to him the s d William Maxwell 
his Heirs & Assigns against against the lawful Claims or De- 
mands of any Person or Persons whomsoever for ever here- 
after to warrant secure & for ever to defend — And Mary 
Jordan the Wife of me the s d Samuel Jordan doth by these 
Presents freely willingly give yield up & surrender all her 
Rights of Dowry & Power of Thirds of in & unto the above 
demised Premisses unto him the s d William Maxwell his 
Heirs & Assigns for ever — In Witness whereof we have 
hereunto set our Hands & Seals this fourteenth Day of Jan- 
uary in the twelfth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign 
Lord George by the Grace of God of Great Britain France 
& Ireland King &c & in the Year of our Lord God 1726 | 7 
Signed Sealed & Delivered his 



in Presence of 

Paul Thompson 

Thomas Maxwell 

Elizebh Maxwell 

Mary Jordan Signed Sealed 

& Delivered in Presence of us 

Thomas Maxwell 

his 

Francis-|-Maxwell 

Mark 



Samuel X Jordan (seal) 

(Seal) 



Mark 
her 



Jan 1 * 23 d 1726 1 7 



Mary/?? Jordan 

Mark 

Pro : N. Hampsh r 
Jan 1 * 21. 1726 Sam- 
uel Jordan appearting ac- 
knowledged this Instrument 
to be his Act & Deed 
Coram Geo : Jaffrey J. Pac 
A true Copy of the Original Exam d 
by Jos : Moody Reg r 



To all. People unto whom these Presents shall come 
George Bethune of Boston in the County of Suf- 
folk Merch 1 sendeth Greeting Whereas William 
Craige of George Town on the Island of Arow- 
sick in the County of York within the Province 
of the Massachusetts Bay in New England Merch* 
& Yeoman in Consideration of two hundred & ten Pounds 
paid by M r Thomas Steel of Boston af ores d & the s d George 



Bethune 

To 
Snowman 



Book XII, Fol. 91. 

Bethune sold conveyed & confirmed to them the s d Thom- 
as Steel & George Bethune a certain Parcel or Lot of Land 
lying on the Island of Arrowsick aforesaid containing about 
one hundred Acres being Number fourteen with the Dwell- 
ing House & Out Houses thereon standing which did for- 
merly belong to Samuel Bray — Also another Lot of Land 
lying on the Island of Arowsick afores d being Number fif- 
teen containing One hundred Acres which formerly belong- 
ed to the Estate of William Montgomery all within the 
County of York afores d subject to the Equity of Redemp- 
tion of the s d William Craige upon his Paying two hundred 
& ten Pounds on or before the first Day of May 1722 — As 
will appear by a certain Deed of Sale or Mortgage under 
the Hand & Seal of the s d William Craige & Mary Craige 
Craige Dated the 29 th Day of August 1721 acknowledged & 
recorded & whereas the s d Sum not being paid On the 25 th 
Day of November 1723 the s d Thomas Steel in Considera- 
tion of One hundred & five Pounds did sell & make over to 
the s d George Bethune all his the s d Steels Titles & Interest 
in the s d Land & Estate so that he the s d George Bethune 
is the sole owner thereof the s d Estate being justly for- 
feited in the Law the s d Will m Craige not having paid the 
s d Sum of two hundred & ten Pounds to this Day — Now 
know ye that I the s d George Bethune do hereby specially 
impower nominate & appoint Christian Snowman of Arow- 
sick in the County of York Trader to be my true & lawful 
Attorney to enter into & & upon & take Possession of the 
s d dwelling House Lands & Premisses in my Name & to let 
or lease the same for my Use not exceeding Years — 

And to contest in Law in the most ample Manner for the 
Recovering Possession thereof (if need be) until Definitive 
Sentence — cum Facultate substituendi ; & the same again at 
Pleasure to revoke I hereby promising to ratify & confirm 
what my s d Attorney or his Substitute shall lawfully do in 
the Premisses by Virtue of these Presents Witness my Hand 
& Seal this twenty third Day of September Anno Domini 
1726. Geo: Bethune (Seal) 

Sealed & Delivered Suffolk sc | Boston October 

in Presence of us 15. 1726. M r George Bethune 

Samuel Tyley Acknowledged the above Instru- 

Thomas Tyley ment to be his free Act & Deed 

Before me Edward Hutchinson J Pac s 
Mem On the thirty first Day of October Anno Domini 
1726 the aforenamed Christian Snowman entred into &took 



Book XII, Fol. 91. 

possession of the Dwelling House & Lands beforemention- 

ed in the Name of & as Attorney to M r George 

Bethune Bethune beforenamed without the Interruption of 

any Persons whomsoever — Witness our Hands the 

Day & Year aboves d 

Samuel Willard York sc | George Town 

Samuel Denny Novemb r 22. 1726. The 

John Morison abovenamed John Morison 

made Oath that on the thirty 
first Day of Octob r last he with 
Samuel Willard & Samuel Denny 
were psent as Witnesses when Chris- 
tian Snowman took Possession of two 
Lots of Land (on this Island) also a 
House frame standing on one of them w c 
he did in the Name of & as Attorney to M r 
George Bethune 

Cor John Penhallow Jus : Pac s 
Jan ry 3 d 1726 | 7 A true Copy of the Original Examin- 
ed by Jos : Moody Reg 1 

[92]Falm° May y e 31. 1722. 

Granted & laid out to Jeremiah Rigges One Lott of Land 

containing one Acre be it more or less lying & be- 

Riggs's i n g i n the Township of Fahxiouth — It begins at a 

Lot at Stake at the Westermost Corner of the Land of 

Falmo Robert Williams & running from s d Stake to the 

Land now in the Possession of Tho. Millet & runs 

back towards [back street] till it meets with the other Lot 

to bring forward a Settlement according to the Town Vote 

John Sawyer J 
Benj a Larraby > Com ttee 
Tho : Thomas ) 
Dtto Falm May the 31. 1722 

Granted & laid out to Jeremiah Rigges One Lott of Land 
containing three Acres be it more or less lying & being in 
the Township of Falmouth it being the third Lott in Num- 
ber fronting the High Way running to Sandy Point nine 
Rod & so running to the back Cove the same Course with 
the other Lotts that lies in the same Range 

John Sawyer \ 
Benj a Larraby > Com tte « 
Tho: Thomas ) 
The within Written Grants & Bounds of Lands entered 
in the Town Book of Falmo th 

p Samuel Cob Town Clerk 
Feb iy 2 d 1726 | 7 A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



Book XII, Fol. 92. 
To all People to whom these Presents shall come John 



Kennard of the Town of Portsmouth in the Prov- 



Kennard i nce f New Hamp r in New England Mariner send- 
To eth Greeting Know ye that the s d John Kennard 
Seavy f or & m Consideration of the Sum of One hun- 
dred Pounds currant lawful Money of New Eng- 
land to him in Hand well & truly paid or sufficient security 
for the same the Receit whereof the s d John Kennard doth 
hereby acknowledge & himself therewith to be fully satisfied 
contented & paid & thereof & of every Part thereof doth 
exonerate acquit & discharge Stephen Seavy of the Town of 
Kittery within the Province of the Massachusetts Bay in 
New England Mariner his Heirs Executo 1 ' 8 & Admin rS for 
ever by these Presents hath given granted bargained sold 
aliened enfeoffed conveyed & confirmed & doth hereby give 
grant bargain & sell ratify make over & confirm unto the s d 
Stephen Seavy his Heirs Exec 18 Admin rs & Assigns for ever 
one certain Piece of Land lying & being on an Island in Pis- 
cataqua River comonly called Fernalds Island which s d Is- 
land was heretofore Part of the Estate of M 1 Thomas Fer- 
nald deceas a & is within the Town of Kittery in the Prov- 
ince of the Massachusetts afores d (To say) all that Part of 
the s cl Island which the s d Kennard hath & holdeth in Right 
of his Wife who is sole Heir of M rs Patience Atkins deceas- 
ed who was one of the Children & Coheirs of the af ores d de- 
ceased M r Thomas Fernald who died seized of the s d Island 
the s d Part of the s d Island being about sixteen Acres more 
or less with all the Trees Wood Stone Mines Minerals Wa- 
ters & Herbage standing lying or being upon or within the 
s d Lot or Part of the s d Island with all the Profits Priviledges 
Coinodities Advantages & Appurtenances to the same be- 
longing or any ways appertaining To have & to hold & pea- 
ceably & quietly to enjoy the s d Part of the s d Island unto 
the s d Stephen Seavy & his Heirs forever And the s d John 
Kennard & Elizabeth his Wife do by these Presents warrant 
the Premisses unto the s d Stephen Seavy & his Heirs for 
ever Against the lawful Claims & Demands of all Persons 
from by or under them or either of them or from their Heirs 
Execut rs or Admin 18 In Testimony whereof the s d John Ken- 
nard & Eliz a his wife have hereunto set their Hands & Seals 
the twentieth Day of July 1721 & in the seventh Year of 
his Majesty King Georges Reign 



Book XII, Fol. 92. 

Signed Sealed & Delivered John Kennard (Seal) 

in Presence of Elizabeth Kennard (Seal) 

Thos : Harvey Pro : New Hamp r July 21. 1721. 

Eleazer Russell Cap* John Kennard & Elizabeth his 

Wife acknowledged this Instrument to 
be their Act & Deed 

Coram Geo: Jaffrey J. Pac 
Feb iy 2. 1720 | 7 A true Copy of the Original Examined 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



Know all Men by these Presents that I Mary Kelley of 
Kittery in the County of York in the Province of 
Kelly the Massachusetts Bay in New England Single 
To Woman only surviving Child & Heiress of Joanna 

Seavy Kelley formerly Joanna Fernald deceas d she being 
one of the Daughters & Coheirs of Thomas Fer- 
nald late of Kittery afores d Shipwright deceas cl for & in Con- 
sideration of the Sum of one hundred & thirty Pounds cur- 
rant Money of the Province afores d to me in Hand well & 
truely paid by Stephen Sevey of the same Kittery afores d 
Mariner the Rec* whereof I do hereby acknowledge & my 
self therewith fully satisfied contented & paid have given 
granted bargained sold & quitclaimed & by these Presents 
for me my Heirs Exec ls & Admin rs give grant bargain sell 
aliene quitclaim & confirm unto him the s d Stephen Sevey 
his Heirs Exec rs Admin rs & Assigns for ever all that Lot or 
Tract of Land which did belong to my s d Mother in her Life 
Time containing sixteen Acres be it more or less being her 
Part Share or Dividend of a certain Island known by the 
Name of Thomas Fernalds Island in Piscataqua River in the 
Township of Kittery afores d Butted & bounded as follows 
viz On the West by Piscataqua River on the North by the s d 
Stephen Seveys Lot on the East by Samuel Fernalds Lott 
& on the South by Patience Atkins her Lott or however 
otherwise the same may be bounded or reputed to be bound- 
ed Together with all & singular the Trees Woods Under- 
wood Stolies Waters Water Courses Ways Passages Privi- 
ledges & Appurtenances whatsoever thereto belonging or in 
any wise appertaining To have and to hold to him the s d 
Stephen Sevey his Exec ls Admin rS & Assigns for ever & to 
his & their own sole & proper Use Benefit & Behoof for 
evermore And I the s d Mary Kelley for my self my Heirs 
Exec rs & Admin™ to & with the s d Stephen Sevey his Heirs 
& Assigns do covenant promise & grant that at the Time of 
the Sale hereof & until the Ensealing & Delivery hereof I 

Book xii. 19 



Book XII, Fol. 93. 

am the sole & proper Owner of the afore granted Premisses 
& every Part thereof & have in my self full Power good 
Right & lawful Authority to sell & dispose of the same as 
afores d the peaceable Possession thereof to warrant main- 
tain & defend against all Persons claiming the same or any 

Part thereof In Witness whereof I the s d Mary Kelley 

have hereunto set my Hand & Seal this fourteenth [93] 
Day of March Anno Domini One thousand seven hundred & 
twenty one two Annoq r Regni Regis Georgii Magna Britan- 
nia &c Octavo Mary Kelly (Seal) 
Signed Sealed & Delivered York sc | March 14. 1721 | 2 
in Presence of us Mary Kelley abovenamed pson- 
Jos : Hamond ally appearing acknowledged the 
Hannah Hamond foregoing Instrument to be her free 
Abigail Hamond Act & Deed 

Coram Jos : Hamond J. Pac s 
Know all Men by these Presents that I John Adams of 
Kittery in the County of York Shipwright do hereby quit- 
claim to all my Right Title or Interest which I have or claim 
to the Land mentioned in the foregoing Deed or Instrument 
by Virtue of any Deed from Charles Kelley the Father of 
Mary Kelley abovenamed 

Witness my Hand & Seal the Day & Date above written 
Signed Sealed & Delivered John Addams (Seal) 

in Presence of us York sc | March 14 th 1721 | 2 

Jos : Hamond John Adams abovenamed acknowl- 

Hannah Hamond ed this to to be his Act & Deed 
Abigail Hamond Coram Jos : Hamond J. Pac s 

Feb ry 2. 1726 | 7 A true Copy of the Original & Examin d 

by Jos : Moody Reg 1 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing Know ye that I Caleb Boy n ton of York in the 
Boynton County of York in the Province of the Massachu- 
To setts Bay in New England Weaver for & in Con- 

Preble sideration of twenty four Pounds currant Money 
of New England to me in Hand before the Enseal- 
ing hereof well & truly paid by Samuel Preble of s d York 
Bricklayer the Receit whereof I do hereby acknowledge & 
my self therewith fully satisfied contented & paid & thereof 
& of every & Parcel thereof do exonerate acquit & discharge 
the s d Samuel Preble his Heirs Exec 18 Admin 18 for ever by 
these Presents have given granted bargained sold aliened 
conveyed & confirmed & by these Presents do freely fully & 
absolutely give grant bargain sell aliene convey & confirm 






Book XII, Fol. 93. 

unto him the s d Samuel Preble his Heirs & Assigns for ever 
a certain Tract of Land situate lying & being in the Town- 
ship of York containing by Estimation ten Acres be the same 
more or less butted & bounded as followeth viz Beginning 
at an Hemlock Tree marked four square behind the Brook 
comonly called the Little River standing by Simpsons Bounds 
on the North West Side of his Land running North West & 
by West twenty Poles to a Maple marked four square & run- 
ning back the same Breadth North East & by North eighty 
Poles which was laid out to John Parsons of s d York May 
11. 1700 by Virtue of a Grant made to him by the Town of 
York May 12. 1699 & by Elihu Parsons the Administrator 
to the Estate of s d John Parsons after his Decease sold to 
me the s d Caleb Boynton being fully impowered thereunto 
by an Order from his Majesty's Superior Court of Judica- 
ture held at s d York for the County afores d May the 12. 
1725 — as by a Deed of Sale under the Hand & Seal of the 
s d Elihu Parsons Administrator as afores d may appear To 
have and to hold the s d granted & bargained Premisses with 
all & singular the Priviledges Appurtenances & Comodities 
to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining To him 
the s d Samuel Preble his Heirs & Assigns for ever To his & 
their only proper Use Benefit & Behoof forever — And I the 
s d Caleb Boynton for me my Heirs Exec rs Admin 1 ' 8 do cove- 
nant promise & grant to and with the s d Samuel Preble his 
Heirs & Assigns that at the Ensealing & until the Delivery 
of these Presents I am the true sole & lawful Owner of the 
above bargained Premisses & am lawfully seized & possessed 
of the same in mine own proper Right as a good pfect & ab- 
solute Estate of Inheritance in Fee simple & have in my self 
good Right full Power & lawful Authority to grant bargain 
sell convey & confirm s d bargained Premisses in manner as 
afores d And that the s d Samuel Preble his Heirs & Assigns 
shall & may from Time to Time & at all Times for ever here- 
after by Force & Virtue of these Presents lawfully peace- 
ably & quietly have hold use occupy possess & enjoy the s d 
demised & bargained Premisses with the Appurtenances free 
& clear & freely & clearly exonerated acquitted & discharg- 
ed of from all & all Manner of former & other Gifts Grants 
Bargains Sales Leases Mortgages Wills Intails Joyntures 
Dowries Wills Entails Judgments Executions Incumbrances 
& Extents — Furthermore I the s d Caleb Boynton for my 
self my Heirs Exec^ & Admin rs do covenant & engage the 
above demised Premisses to him the s d Samuel Preble his 
Heirs & Assigns against the lawful Claims & Demands of 
any Person or Persons whatsoever for ever hereafter to war- 



Book XII, Fol. 94. 

rant secure & defend by these Presents - - And Christian 
Boynton the Wife of me the s d Caleb Boynton doth by these 
Presents freely willing give yield up & surrender all her 
Right of Dowery & Power of Thirds of in & unto the before 
demised Premisses unto him the s d Samuel Preble his Heirs 
& Assigns — In Witness whereof I the s d Caleb Boynton & 
Christian my s d Wife have hereunto set our Hands & Seals 
this sixteenth Day of September Anno Domini One thou- 
sand seven hundred & twenty six — And in the thirteenth 
Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George by the 
Grace of God over Great Britain France & Ireland King 
Defender of the Faith &c Caleb Boy in ton (Seal) 

Signed Sealed & Delivered Christian Boyinton (seal) 
in Presence of us York ss | Jan ry 3 d . 172(j. This 

Anthony Baker Day the abovenamed Caleb Boyin- 

Lucy Moody ton & Christian Boyinton both pson- 

Jos : Moody ally appearing before the Subscriber 

one of his Majestys Justices of the Peace 
for s d County & acknowledged this forego- 
ing Instrument to be their free Act & Deed 
Coram W m Pepperrell Jun 1 
Jan ry 4. 172(5 | 7. A true Copy of the Original Examin- 
ed by Jos : Moody Reg r 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing &c Know ye that I Samuel Preble of York in 
Preble | n the County of York in the Province of the 
To Massachusetts Bay in New England Yeoman alias 

Bradbury Bricklayer for & in Consideration of the Sum of 
fifty one Pounds currant Money of New England 
to me in Hand at & Before the Delivery of these Pre- 
sents well & truly paid by John Bradbury of said York 
Joyner the Receit whereof I do hereby acknowledge & my 
self to be [94] therewith fully satisfied contented & paid 
& thereof & of every Part & Parcel thereof do exonerate 
acquit & discharge the s d John Bradbury his Heirs Exec 1 " 8 
& Admin rs for ever by these Presents have given granted 
bargained sold aliened conveyed & confirmed & by these 
Presents do freely fully & absolutely give grant bargain sell 
aliene convey & confirm unto the s d John Bradbury his 
Heirs & Assigns for ever a certain Tract or Parcel of Land 
situate lying & being in the- Township of York containing 
ten Acres by Estimation be the same more or less which 
was granted to John Parsons of said York deceased May 
the 12 tl! 1699 & by Elihu Parsons Admin 1 ' to the s d John 



Book XII, Fol. 94. 

Parsons conveyed to Caleb Boynton of s d York & by said 
Boynton sold to me as by Instruments on Record may more 
fully appear butted & bounded as followcth viz Beginning 
at an Hemlock Tree standing behind the Little River by 
Simpsons Bounds on the North West Side of his Land & 
running North West & by West twenty Poles to a Maple 
marked & so running back North East & by North the same 
Breadth eighty Poles — Also one other Lot of Land lying 
about two Poles North East from the Land abovebounded 
butted & bounded as followcth viz Beginning at the South- 
erly Corner of a twenty Acre Lot laid out to the Heirs and 
Assigns of my Honored Father Abraham Preble Escf de- 
ceased March 15 th 1719 | 20 & runs from thence sixty one 
Poles by Simpsons Land afores d North East half a Point 
Northerly bounding thereon &. then runs twenty one Poles 
North West to a Beech Tree marked & from thence South 
West half a Point Southerly [sixty one Poles] to a Red Oak 
marked & from thence twenty one Poles South East to the 
Place began at Also two Acres of Swamps or Mead- 
ow Ground being Part of six Acres which I bought of my 
Brother Caleb Preble the 5 th Day of December seventeen 
hundred & twenty three lying in a Swamp called the Grazey 
Swamp Beginning at the Southerly Corner of s d Piece of 
Swamp of six Acres and runs from thence North East half 
a Point North twenty one Poles bounding & Simpsons Land 
Then running North West half a Point West fifteen Poles 
& one Quarter of a Pole Then South West half a Point 
South twenty one Poles Then South East half a Point East 
fifteen Poles & one Quarter to the Place began at — To have 
and to hold the s cl granted & bargained Premisses with all 
the Priviledges Appurtenances & Comodities to the same 
belonging or in any wise appertaining To him the s d John 
Bradbury his Heirs & Assigns for ever. To his & their only 
proper Use Benefit & Behoof forever. And I the s d Sam- 
uel Preble for my self my Heirs Exec 18 & Admin 18 do cove- 
nant promise & grant to & with the s d John Bradbury his 
Heirs & Assigns That at the Ensealing & until the Delivery 
of these Presents I am the true sole & lawful Owner of the 
before bargained Premisses & am lawfully seized & possess- 
ed of the same in mine own proper Right as a good pfect & 
absolute Estate of Inheritance in Fee simple & have in my 
self good Right full Power & lawful Authority to grant bar- 
gain sell convey &■ confirm s d bargained Premisses in Man- 
ner as afores d And that the s d John Bradbury his Heirs & 
Assigns shall & may from Time to Time & at all Times for 
ever hereafter b} r Force & Virtue of these Presents lawfully 



Book XII, Fol. 94. 



peaceably & quietly have hold use occupy possess & enjoy 
the s d bargained & demised Premisses with the Appurte- 



nances free & clear & freely & clearly acquitted exonerated 
& discharged of from all & all Manner of former or other 
Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Leases Mortgages Wills En- 
tails Joyntures Dowries Judgments Executions & Incum- 
brances of what Name or Nature soever that might in any 
Measure or Degree obstruct or make void this present Deed 
Moreover I the s d Samuel Preble for me my Heirs Exec rs & 
Admin 18 do covenant & engage the afore demised & bargain- 
ed Premisses & each of them & every Part & Parcel thereof 
to him the s d John Bradbury his Heirs & Assigns against 
the lawful Claims & Demands of any Person or Persons 
whatsoever forever hereafter to Avarrant secure & defend by 
these Presents — And Sarah Preble the Wife of me the s d 
Samuel Preble doth by these Presents freely willing give 
yield up & surrender all her Right of Dowry & Power of 
Thirds of in & unto the aforedemised Premisses unto him 
the s d John Bradbury his Heirs & Assigns — In Witness 
whereof the s d Samuel Preble & Sarah his Wife have here- 
unto set their Hands & Seals the fourth Day of January 
Anno Domini One thousand seven hundred & twenty six 
seven Annoq 1 R 1 R is Georgii Decimo tertio — The Words 
[sixty one Poles to] at the End of the third Line & at the 
Beginning of the 2 d Line from 
were written before Signing 
Signed Sealed & Delivered 

in Presence of us 

Joshua Brackett 

Samuel Banks 



the Botton on the first Page 
Samuel Preble (Seal) 

her 

Sarah ^Preble (Seal) 

mark 

York sc | York Jan r ' 4: 1726 | 7 
. The abovenamed Samuel Preble & 
Sarah Preble acknowledged the fore- 
going Instrum* to be their Act & Deed 
Cor John Penhallow Jus : Pac s 
Janu iy 4. 1726 | 7 A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



Province of 

Mayne ] To all to whom these Presents shall come I 

Peter Weare of Cape Nedock & Mary Ware In- 
hibitors in the afores d Province send Greeting &e 
Know ye that I the s d Peter Weare & Mary my 
Wife for & in Consideration of the Sum of twelve 
Pounds in Money to us in Hand paid by our Son 



Weare 

To 
Weare 






Book XII, Fol. 95. 

Daniel Ware of Cape Nedock in the afores d Province before 
the Ensealing & Delivery hereof the Receit whereof I the 
s d Peter Weare & Mary my Wife do hereby acknowledge 
& our selves therewith to be fully satisfied have for our 
selves given granted bargained sold delivered & confirmed 
& by these Presents do freely fully & absolutely give grant 
bargain sell deliver & confirm unto our Son Daniel Weare his 
Heirs Exec 18 Admin" & Assigns a certain Parcel of Land 
containing sixty Acres more or less formerly bought of M 1 
John Gooch for a certain Sum of about fourteen Pounds 
which Land is known by the Name of Goodies Neck lying 
& being near Cape Nedock in the afores d Province y e 
Bounds beginning at the Sea Side on the North East Side 
of small Pond which the Storms wash over into there be- 
ing a small Heap of Stones & from thence North West for- 
ty & seven Rods unto a forked Wallnut Tree marked & 
from thence it runneth North & by East eighty Rods unto a 
Black Birch marked & from thence it runneth North East 
unto a small Brook which s d Brook is the Bounds between 
the Lands of Thomas Avery & the Land above mentioned 
& sold with all & singular the Timber Timber Trees Woods 
Underwoods Priviledges & Appurtenances whatsoever to 
the s d Land now belonging or in any Avays appertaining To 
have and to hold the s d Land & Premisses hereby bargained 
& sold unto our s d Son Daniel Ware his Heirs Exec 18 Ad- 
min 18 & Assigns as his & their own proper Goods & Estate 
for ever & to his & their own proper Use & Behoof e for 
ever more And I the s d Peter Weare & Mary my Wife for 
our selves our Heirs Exec ls Admin 18 & Assigns & every of 
them do covenant promise & grant to & with our s d Son 
Daniel Ware his Heirs [95] Exec rs Admin 18 & Assigns by 
these Presents that I the said Peter Ware & Mary my Wife 
(on the Day of the Date hereof & at the Time of the En- 
sealing & Delivery hereof have in our selves full Power 
good Right & lawful Authority to give grant bargain sell 
d dr & confirm the s d Land & Premisses hereby bargained & 
sold unto our s d Son Daniel Ware his Heirs Exec 18 Admin 13 
& Assigns for ever more in Manner & Form afores d And 
also that he our s d Son Daniel Ware his Heirs Exec 18 Ad- 
min rS & Assigns or any of them shall & may lawfully from 
Time to Time & at all Times hereafter peaceably & quietly 
have hold use.& enjoy the s d Land & Premisses hereby bar- 
gained & sold without any manner of Lett Suit Trouble 
Eviction Ejection Molestation Disturbance Challenge Claim 
Denial or Demand whatsoever of or by me the s d Peter 
Weare or Mary my Wife our Heirs Exec rs Admin rs & As- 



Book XII, Fol. 95. 



signs or any of them or of or by any other Person or Per- 
sons whatsoever lawfully claiming or to claim from by or 
under us our Act or Title (our s d Son Daniel Weare his 
Heirs Exec lS Admin 1 ' 8 & Assigns paying all such Acknowl- 
edgment or Acknowledgments as the Proprietor shall re- 
quire from Time to Time & at all Times & to make & main- 
tain a sufficient Fence between my Land & his Land so 
bounded as above mentioned for the Space of fifteen Years 
from the Day of the Date hereof — In Witness whereof we 
have hereunto put our Hands & Seals this 28 th Day of July 
Anno R 1 R is Jacobi secundi tertio Annoq 1 ' Domini 1687 
Signed Sealed & Delivered Peter Weare (Seal) 

in y e Presence of us her 

John Pen will Mary /H Weare ( Seal ) 



his 



mark 



John // Harmon 



mark 



Henry Goddard 



M 1 John Penwell came & 
made Oath that he saw M 1 
Peter Ware & Mary his Wife 
Sign Seal & Deliver this Instrument 
as their Act & Deed unto their Son 
Daniel Weare — Taken this 3 d March 
1693 — 4 Before me Francis Hooke Jus : Pea 
John Harmon came & made Oath that he saw M 1 Peter 
Weare & Mary his Wife sign seal & Deliver this Instru- 
ment as their Act & Deed unto Daniel Weare unto which 
he put his Hand as a AYitness — Taken the 23 d June 1694 
Before me Francis Hooke Jus. Pea 
M 1S Mary Weare owneth this Instrument to be her Act & 
Deed unto Daniel Weare this 26 of June 1694 

Before me Francis Hooke Jus : Pea 
This Deed of Sale is entered on Record with the Records 
of this County of York late Province of Main in the present 
Buok for Deeds Page 108. July 7. 1694 p me John Win- 
col Cler 

4s pd by 

Maj 1 Hooke 
A true Copy of the Original transcribed Feb ry 8 1726/7 
& Examined by Jos : Moody Reg 1 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing — Whereas William Moody of Newbury in the 
County of Essex in the Province of the Massachu- 
setts Bay in New England Yeoman did by a Deed of 
Sale under his Hand & Seal beariug Date the nine- 
teenth Day of February One thousand seven hun- 



Moody 

To 
Main 



Book XII, Fol. 95. 

dred & eighteen nineteen & on Record with the Records of 
Deeds for the County of York Lib° 1) Fol° 147 convey unto 
Josiah Main of York in the County of York a certain Tract 
of Land in s d York containing fifty Acres as by s d Deed 
Reference being thereunto had may more fully appear And 
where as in the running out of the s d Tract of Land & bound- 
ing of the same to the s d Main there was taken in the Quan- 
tity of two Acres more than the s d fifty Acres which the s d 
William Moody did by a Note under his Hand bearing Date 
June the 13 th 1721 promise in Consideration of five Pounds 
& ten Shillings then paid by s d Main to s d Moody to give & 
assign by a good Deed to the s d Josiah Main which two 
Acres the s d Josiah Main hath ever since had in his peace- 
able Possession — Therefore Know ye that I the s d William 
Moody for the Considerations aboves d have given granted 
bargained sold & by these Presents do give grant bargain 
sell & freely fully & absolutely convey & confirm unto the 
s d Josiah Main his Heirs & Assigns for ever the two Acres 
of Land abovementioned To have & to hold the s d two Acres 
of Land with all the Priviledges Appurtenances & Comodi- 
ties thereto belonging or in any wise appertaining To him 
the s d Josiah Main his Heirs & Assigns for ever To his & 
their only proper Use Benefit & Behoof for ever as a good 
perfect & absolute Estate of Inheritance in Fee simple for 
ever — And I the s d William Moody do covenant & engage 
to warrant the s d bargained Premisses to him the s d Josiah 
Main his Heirs & Assigns against any Person or Persons 
for ever hereafter laying any lawful Claim thereunto- — In 
Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand & Seal this 
eleventh Day of November Anno Domini One thousand sev- 
en hundred & twenty six & in the thirteenth Year of his 
Majesty King Georges Reign — the Word [out] between 
Line 9 & 10 was interlined before Signing 
Signed Sealed & Delivered William Moodey (Seal) 

in Presence of Essex November the 11 Day An- 

John Dummer no Domini 1726 The within named 

Mercy Dummer M r William Moodey psonally appear- 
ed & acknowledged this lustrum* to be 
his free Act & Deed 

before me John Dummer Jus Peace 
J an iy 4th 1726 | 7 A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg 1 " 



Book XII, Fol. 96. 

To all People to whom these Presents shall come Know ye 
that whereas John Leighton Esq 1 late of Kit- 
Leighton tery in the County of York in the Province of 

To her Sons the Massachusetts Bay in New England deceas- 
ed did (in his last Will & Testament bearing 
Date the seventh Day of November Anno Domini One thou- 
sand seven hundred & twenty four) give & bequeath unto me 
Oner Leighton his Wife the use of several Tracts or Par- 
cells of Land during my natural Life & at my Disposal 
among our Children as I shall see meet Reference being had 
to the s d Will may more plainly appear That I the s d Oner 
Leighton do give divide or dispose of that Piece Parcel or 
Tract of Land lying at Crooked Lane in Kittery afores d 
unto our two Sons Tobias Leighton & Samuel Leighton their 
Heirs & Assigns forever to be divided between them as fol- 
loweth (That is to say) Samuel Leighton To have half an 
Acre of y e s d Land fronting & joy n ting to the River of Pis- 
cataqua to be of the same Breadth by the River that Thomas 
Hametts Lot is & to run back the same Breadth until half 
an Acre be compleated & ended & also a convenient Passage 
or Way through or over the s d Land to and from the Coun- 
try Road ; And To our Son Tobias Leighton all the Remain- 
der [96] of the s d Tract Piece or Parcel of Land & to his 
Heirs & Assigns forever Together with all the Appurtenan- 
ces & Priviledges thereunto belonging to have and to hold 
the above given or disposed of Premisses with their Appur- 
tenances To them the s d Tobias Leighton & Samuel Leigh- 
ton their Heirs & Assigns & To their Use & Behoof for ever 
— In Testimony whereof I the s d Oner Leighton have here- 
unto set my Hand & Seal this twenty third Day of June 
Anno Domini one Thousand seven hundred & twenty six 
Annoq r R 1 R is Georgii Magna Britannia Duodecimo 
Signed Sealed & Delivered Oner Leighton (Seal) 

in the Presence of York sc | June 23 d 1726. M rs 

John Rogers Oner Leighton abovenamed ac- 

Joseph Hamond Jun r knowledged the above Instrument 
in Writing to be her free Act & Deed 
Coram Jos : Hamond Jus. Pac s 
Jan ry 5. 1726 | 7 A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 

To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing Know ye that- 1 Deborah Webber of York 
Webber \ n the County of York in the Province of the 

To her Son Massachusetts Bay in New England Widow for 
Jos: & in Consideration of that parentall Affection 

which I have & do bear to my wellbeloved Son 



Book XII, Fol. 96. 

Joseph Webber of the of the Town afores d have given & 
granted unto the s d Joseph Webber his Heirs & Assigns for 
ever One Quarter Part of a certain Parcel of Land lying & 
being in the Township of York on the North East Side of 
Cape Neddick River containing seventy five Acres be the 
same more or less which Land was purchased of John Smith 
of Gloucester by me the s d Deborah Webber & my two 
Sons Samuel & Waitstill Webber as by a Deed on Record 
bearing Date October the thirteenth One thousand seven 
hundred & eighteen Reference thereunto being had may 
more fully appear together with the one half of a Barn stand- 
ing on the s d Land & all the Rights Titles Interests Privi- 
ledges Profits Comodities Emoluments & Appurtenances & 
the Reversions or Remainders thereof And the s d Deborah 
Webber doth also give unto her s d Son Joseph Webber One 
Heifer of one Year old & another of two Years old & six 
Sheep To have & to hold the s d Land & Appurtenances & 
other the Premisses to him the s d Joseph Webber his Heirs 
& Assigns To his & their only sole & proper Use Benefit & 
Behoof from hence forth forever — Provided Nevertheless 
that whereas the Land above-mentioned is now mortgaged 
unto Joseph Sayword Gent— & Samuel Clarke Yeoman 
alias House Carpenter for eleven Pounds to be paid with the 
lawful Interest for the same at or upon the first Day of April 
which will be in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven 
hundred twenty & five the s d Joseph Webber shall well & 
truly pay the s d Sum with the Interest & thereby discharge 
the s d Mortgage otherwise the abovewritten Deed of Gift 
shall be void & of none Effect — In Witness whereof the s d 
Deborah Webber hath hereunto set her Hand & Seal this 
third Day of January in the Year of our Lord One thousand 
seven hundred twenty & six & in the eleventh Year of King 
Georges Reign her 

Signed Sealed & Delivered Deborah c l Webber (Seal) 
in Presence of us mar k 

Benf Wright York sc | Jan r * the 3 d 1726 | 7 

John Staford The within Deborah Webber pson- 

John Macluor ally appeared before me the Subscrib- 

er & acknowledged the within Instrument 
to be her Act & Deed 

Joseph Hill Jus : Peace 
Jan ry 5. 1726 | 7 A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



Book XII, Fol. 96. 

The Deposition of Mary Mansfield of 80 Years & Wilmot 

Martin of 75 Years testify & Say that they 

Mansfield very we \\ k new j ohll Clark & Elizabeth his 

& Wife of New Castle whom they lived by many 

Martyn Years until the s d Clark & his Wife died & 

yr affidavit w h en t } le g d j ohn Clark of gd New Castle (alias 
Great Island died he left with his s d Wife 
Elizabeth but two Children viz Jacob & Joseph Clark both 
of which Sons we very well knew at their s d Mothers Breasts 
& until they were brought unto Mens Estate & the s d Jo- 
seph Clark the youngest Son went to Sea & as we were in- 
formed was drowned in Jamaico a single Man & we know 
that Jacob possessed the Estate with his Mother as the only 
Son or Child surviving until she died & then the s d Jacob 
Clark possessed & improved the Estate as we understood it 
as sole Heir to all until he died as witness our Hands 

her 

Mary/V Mansfield 

Mark 
her 

Wilmot X Martyn 

Mark 

Pro : New Hamps r The above Mary Mansfield & Wilmot 
Martin psonally appeared before us the Subscribers two of 
his Majesty s Justices of the Peace (Quorum Unus) & made 
Oath to what is abovewritten of their Knowledge of Jacob 
& Joseph Clark — In perpetuam Rei Memoriam this 2 d Day 
of Jan ry 1726 | 7 Sha d Walton ■, 

John f frost 
January 5. 1726 | 7 A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg 1 " 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing Know ye that I Sam 11 Carr of Cape Porpus in 
Carr County of York within his Majesty's Province of 

To the Massachusetts Bay in New England for & in 

Goffe Consideration of the Sum of fifty Pounds to me in 

Hand before the Ensealing hereof well & truly 
paid by Col° Edmund Goffe of Cambridge in the County of 
Middlesex Gent — the Receit whereof I do hereby acknowl- 
edge; & my self therewith fullj r satisfied & contented & and 
thereof & of every Part & Parcel thereof do exonerate ac- 
quits discharge the s d Col° Edmund Goffe Heirs Exec 18 Ad- 
min 18 for ever by these Presents have given granted bar- 
gained sold aliened conveyed & confirmed & by thess Pres- 
ents do freely fully & absolutely give grant bargain sell 



Book XII, Fol. 97. 

alien e convey & confirm unto him the s fl Col Edmund Goofe 
his Heirs & Assigns for ever one House & Messuage or Tract 
of Land situate lying & being in Cape Porpus or Arundel 
in the County afores d containing by Estimation fifty Acres 
be it more or less Butted & Bounded Forty [Rods] on the 
Cove called long Cove running North West bounding by 
Lieu 1 Nicholas Coal Lot on the South West Side running 
North West until it comes unto M r John Eveleths Lot that 
was granted him by the Town then Runs South West markt 
upon a white Pine Tree six score Rods then runs down 
South East bounded upon a white Oak Tree while it butts 
on Thomas Hoofe Lot then running the same Course to the 
s d Cove called Long Cove To have and to hold the s d grant- 
ed & bargained Premisses with all the Appurtenances Priv- 
iledges & Comodities to the same belonging or any wise ap- 
pertaining To him the s d Col° Edmund Goffe his Heirs & 
Assigns for ever To his & their only proper Use Benefit and 
[97] Benefitt & Behoof for ever And I the s d Sam 11 Carr 
for me my Heirs Exec ls Adminis 1 ' 8 do covenant promise & 
grant to & with the s d Col° Edmund Goffe his Heirs & As- 
signs that before the Ensealing hereof I am the true sole & 
lawful Owner of the above bargained Premisses & am law- 
fully seized & possessed of the same in mine own proper 
Right as a good perfect & absolute Estate of Inheritance in 
Fee simple & have in my self good Right full Power & law- 
ful Authority to grant bargain sell convey & confirm s d bar- 
gained Premisses in Manner as aboves d And the s d Col° Ed- 
mund Goffe his Heirs & Assigns shall & may from Time to 
Time & at all Times for ever hereafter by & Vir- 
tue of these Presents lawfully peaceably & quietly have hold 
use occupy possess & enjoy the s d demised & bargained 
Premisses with the Appurtenances free & clear & freely & 
clearly acquitted exonerated & discharged of from all & all 
manner of former & other Gifts Grants Bargains Sales 
Leases Mortgages Wills Entails Joyntures Dowries Judg- 
ments Executions Incumbrances & Extents — Furthermore I 
the s d Sam 11 Carr for my self my Heirs Exec rs Admin rs do cov- 
enant & engage the above demised Premisses To him the s d 
Col Edmund Goffe his Heirs & Assigns against the lawful 
Claims or Demands of any Person or Persons whatsoever for- 
ever hereafter to warrant secure & defend And I Mary Carr 
the Wife of s d Sam 11 Carr doth by these Presents freely will- 
ingly give yield ujx & surrender all my Right of Dowry & 
Power of Thirds of in & unto the abovedemised Premisses 
unto him the s d Col° Edmund Goffe his Heirs & Assigns — In 
Witness whereof I have set my Hand & Seal 



Book XII, Fol. 97. 

Signed Sealed & Delivered Samuel Carr (seal) 

in Presence of us York March 10. 1724 | 5 The 

Thomas Benson within named Samuel Carr pson- 

John Murphy ally appeared before me the Sub- 

scriber & acknowledged the within writ- 
ten lustrum* to be his Act & Deed 

Joseph Hill J. Peace 
Jan ry 11. 1726 | 7. A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



To all People to whom this Deed of Sale may come Jo- 
seph Preble of York in the County of York in the 
Preble Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New Eng- 
To land Yeoman sendeth Greeting Know ye the said 
Stone Joseph Preble for & in Consideration of Nineteen 
Pounds Money to him in Hand paid by Benj a Stone 
of s d York Shipwright the Receit whereof the s d J oseph Pre- 
ble doth acknowledge himself therewith fully satisfied & con- 
tented & doth hereby Release acquit exonerate and dis- 
charge the s d Ben j a Stone from every Part & Payment there- 
of & hath given granted bargained sold aliened enfeoffe & 
conveyed & fully freely & absolutely convey & confirm unto 
the s d Benj a Stone & to his Heirs & Assigns for ever ten 
Acres of Land in the Township of York lying on the Cape 
Neck which Land s d Preble bought of s d Stone & is bound- 
ed as followeth viz Beginning upon the South East or East 
Side of s d Brook next to George Stovers House toward 
Cape Neddick upon the South Side of s d Way & runs from 
thence South South East upon s d Brook four Pole & the 
same Breadth upon the South Side of s d Way twenty Pole 
& then from the North Corner of s d Stover s d Stovers 
Fence by the s d Way East North East twenty Poles to an 
Heap of Stones & runs from thence East South East seven- 
ty six Poles & runs from thence West South West twenty 
Poles to a red Oak Tree marked four Sides standing by s d 
Stover Fence & is bound by s d Stover West North West up 
to the Bounds afores d or however it may be bounded to- 
gether with the Writs Priviledges & Appurtenances there- 
unto belonging or that ever may redound to the s d ten Acres 
of Land unto him the s d Benj a Stone his Heirs & Assigns 
for ever To have and to hold & quietly & peaceably to pos- 
sess occupy & enjoy as a sure Estate in Fee Simple More- 
over the s' 1 Joseph Preble dotli for himself his Heirs Exec ,s 
& Admin 18 to & with the said Benf Stone his Heirs & As- 
signs y l the above bargained Premisses with all their Privi- 



Book XII, Fol. 97. 

ledges to be free & clear from all former Gifts Grants Bar- 
gains Sales Rents or any other Incumbrances whatsoever & 
the he s d Joseph Preble will warrantise & will defend the 
same from all Persons by & under him In Witness hereof 
the above named Joseph Preble hath set to his Hand & Seal 
this twenty eighth December One thousand seven hundred 
& twenty six & in the thirteenth Year of his Majesty's 
Reign &c Joseph Preble (Seal) 

Signed Sealed & Delivered York sc | York 

in Presence of FebT the 1. 1726 | 7 

Sam 11 Came The abovenamed Joseph 

t v, *^t* l Preble appeared before me 

mark the Subscriber one of his Ma- 

jesty s Justices of the Peace for s d 
County & acknowledge the above In- 
strument to be his free Act and Deed 

Samuel Came 
Feb ry 2 d 1726 | 7 A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg 1 ' 

To all People to whom this Deed of Sale may come Benj a 
Stone of York in the County of York in the Province 
Stone f the Massachusetts Bay in New England Shipwright 
to sendeth Greeting Know ye the said Benj a Stone for & 
Preble j n Consideration of twenty three Pounds Money to 
him in Hand paid by Joseph Preble of s d York Yeo- 
man at the Rec 1 whereof the s d Benj a Stone doth acknowl- 
edge himself therewith fully paid satisfied & contented & 
doth hereby release acquit exonerate and discharge the s d 
Joseph Preble from every Part & Payment thereof & 
hath given granted bargained sold aliened enfeoffe & 
convey & fully & freely & absolutely convey & confirm 
unto the s d Joseph Preble one half Part of thirty Acres 
of Land [in the Township of York] as it now lies 
undivided which Land s d Stone & Abial Goodin of 
York bought of Job Young of York as may appear p Deed 
on Record & is bounded as followeth viz Beginning at a 
Beech Tree marked on four Sides standing on the West- 
ward Corner of a Lot of Land formerly laid out to Samuel 
Johnson & Samuel Young & runs from thence North East 
Sixty Poles to a small Beech Tree marked on four Sides & 
runs from thence North West eighty Poles to a small Spruce 
Tree marked on four Sides & from thence south West six- 
ty Pole to a Beech Tree marked on four Sides & from thence 
South East to the Beech Tree first mentioned or however it 
may be bounded Together with all the Writs Titles Privi- 



Book XII, Fol. 98. 

ledges & Appurtenances thereunto belonging or appertain- 
ing or that ever may redound to the s d half Part of s d thirty 
Aeres of Land as it now lies undivided or any Part or Parcel 
thereof unto him the s (1 Joseph Preble his Heirs & Assigns 
forever To have and to hold & quietly & peaceably to pos- 
sess occupy & enjoy the one half of s d thirty Acres of Land 
as it now lies undivided as a sure Estate in Fee simple More- 
over the s d Ben j a Stone doth [98] for himself his Heirs Ex- 
ec 1 ' 8 Admin rS to & with the s d Joseph Preble his Heirs & & As- 
signs that the abovebargained Premisses with all their Privi- 
es o 

ledges to be free & clear from all former Gifts Grants Bargains 
Sales Rents or Mortgages or any other Incumbrances what- 
soever as also from all future Claims Challenges Demands 
or any other Interruption whatsoever to be had or comenced by 
him the s d Benj a Stone his Heirs or Assigns or any other 
Person or Persons whatsoever he doth warrantize & will de- 
fend the one half of s d thirty Acres of Land In Witness 
hereof the aboves d Benj a Stone hath set to his Hand & Seal 
this 28 th Day of December One thousand seven hundred & 
twenty six & in the 13 th Year of his Majesty's Reign &c 

The word three between the fourth & fifth Line was 
written before Signing Benj a Stone (Seal) 

Signed Sealed & delivered York sc | York 

in presence of Feb ry 1. 172(5 | 7 

Samuel Came The abovenamed Benj a 

John Parker his MarkX Stone appeared before the 

Subscriber one of his Maj tys 
Justices of the Peace for s d Coun- 
ty & acknowledged the above Instru- 
ment to be his free Act & Deed 

Sam 11 Came 
Feb iy 2 d 1726 | 7. A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing &c Know ye that I Nathan Adams of York in 
Adams the County of York in the Province of the Mass^j 
To chusetts Bay in New England Yeoman for & in 

T. Adams Consideration of the Sum of One hundred & seven- 
ty Pounds current Money of New England afores d 
to me in Hand before the Delivery hereof well & truly paid 
by my Brother Thomas Adams Jnn 1 of s d York Yeoman the 
Receit whereof I do hereby acknowledge & my self there- 
with fully satisfied contented & paid & thereof & of every 
Part & Parcel thereof do exonerate acquit & discharge the 



N 



Book XII, Fol. 98. 

s d Thomas Adams his Heirs Exec rs & Admin 1 ' 8 for ever by 
these Presents have given granted bargained sold aliened 
conveyed & confirmed and by these Presents do freely fully 
& absolutely give grant bargain sell alicne convey & con- 
firm unto him the s d Thomas Adams his Heirs & Assigns 
for ever a certain Messuage or Tract of Land situate lying 
& being in the Township of York on the South West Side 
of York River containing thirty four Acres by Estimation 
be the same more or less ; it being the Tract of Land where- 
on I now dwell & which I had by Deed of Gift from my 
honored Father Thomas Adams ; Butted & bounded as fol- 
io vvctli viz North Westerly by the Land of Thomas Baker 
North Easterly by York River afores d South Easterly by 
my Brother Samuel Adams his Land & South Westerly by 

Kittery Line as by Instruments on Record Reference 

being thereunto had may more fully appear — To have & to 
hold the s d granted and bargained Premisses with the 
Buildings thereon & all the Priviledges Appurtenances & 
Comodities to the same belonging or in any wise appertain- 
ing To him the s d Thomas Adams Jun r his Heirs & Assigns 
for ever — To his & their only proper Use Benefit & Behoof 
for ever, And I the s d Nathan Adams for my self my Heirs 
Exec rs and Admin rs do covenant promise & grant to & with 
the s d Thomas Adams Jun r his Heirs & Assigns that before 
the Ensealing & until the Delivery of these Presents I am 
the true sole & lawful Owner of the above bargained Prem- 
isses & am lawfully seized & possessed of the same in 
mine own proper Right as a good pfect and Absolute Es- 
tate of Inheritance in Fee simple & have in my self good 
Right full Power & lawful Authority to grant bargain sell 
convey & confirm s d bargained Premisses in manner as 
aboves d And that the s d Thomas Adams Jun r his Heirs & 
Assigns shall & may from Time to Time & at all Times for 
ever hereafter by Force & Virtue of these Presents lawfully 
& peaceably have hold use occupy possess & enjoy the s d 
demised & bargained Premisses with the Appurtenances free 
& clear & freely & clearly exonerated acquitted & discharg- 
ed of from all & all manner of former & other Gifts Grants 
Bargains Sales Leases Mortgages Wills Entails Joyntures 
Dowries Judgments Executions Incumbrances & Extents — 
Furthermore I the s d Nathan Adams for my self my Heirs 
Exec rs & Admin rs do covenant promise & engage the afore 
demised Premisses to him the s d Thomas Adams Jun 1 his 
Heirs & Assigns against the lawful Claims & Demands of 
all & every Person or Persons whatsoever from by or un- 
der me the s d Nathan Adams my Heirs or Assigns for ever 

Book xii. 20 



Book XII, Fol. 98. 



hereafter to warrant secure & defend — And Hannah Adams 
the wife of me the s d Nathan Adams doth by these Presents 
freely willing give yield up & surrender all her Right of 
Dower & Power of Thirds of in & unto the afore demised 
Premisses to him the s d Thomas Adams Jun r his Heirs & 
Assigns — In Witness whereof the s d Nathan Adams & Han- 
nah his Wife have hereunto set their Hands & Seals the 
first Day of February in the thirteenth Year of the Reign of 
our Sovereign Lord George over Great Britain France & 
Ireland King Defender of the Faith &c Annoq r Domini 

his 

Nathan 



1726 | 7 

Signed Sealed & Delivered 
in Presenee of us 



J' Adams (Seal) 



John Sedgley 
Hezekiah Adams 



Hannah 



mark 
her 

•^ Adams 

mark 



(Seal) 



Feb 1 



York sc York Feb ry the sixth. 1726 | 7 
Nathan Adams & Hannah his Wife made 
their psonal Appearance before me the Sub- 
scriber & acknowledged the abovewritten In- 
strument to be their Free Act and Deed 

Samuel Came Jus. Peace 
15 th 1726 | 7 A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



Jordan 

To 
Maxwell 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing Know ye that I Samuel Jordan late of Fal- 
mouth now resident in Kittery in the County of 
York within his Majesty's Province of the Massa- 
chusetts Bay in NeAv England Husbandman for & 
in Consideration of the Sum of fifteen Pounds in 
good & lawful Money of New England to me in Hand paid 
before the Ensealing & Delivery hereof well & truly by 
James Maxwell of Berwick in the County of York afores d 
Laborer the Receit whereof I do hereby acknowledge & my 
self therewith fully satisfied & contented & thereof & of 
every Part & Parcel thereof do exonerate acquit & discharge 
the s d James Maxwell his Heirs Exec 18 Admin rs for ever by 
these Presents have given granted bargained sold aliened 
conveyed & confirmed & by these Presents do freely & fully 
& absolutely give grant bargain sell aliene convey & con- 
firm unto him the s d James Maxwell his Heirs & Assigns 
for ever one Messuage or Tract of Land situate lying & be- 
ing in the Town of Falmouth in the County afores d contain- 
ing sixty xlcres Butted & bounded viz sixty Pole Breadth 



Book XII, Fol. 99. 

at the Sea between a Place called Elwife Cove & Pond Cove 
near Cape Elizabeth [99] And runs back into the Woods 
the same Breadth of sixty Pole till sixty Acres is accom- 
plished together with the eleventh Part of all the Salt Marsh 
& fresh Marsh belonging to my Part of that Patent be it 
more less which s d Land & Marsh was formerly the Es- 
tate of Jordan & given by him in his last Will & 

Testament to his Son Samuel Jordan Father of me the s d 
Samuel Jordan To have and to hold the said granted & bar- 
gained Premisses with all the Appurtenances Priviledges & 
Comodities Wood Underwood & Timber Mines & Minerals 
Water and Water Courses to the same belonging or in any 
Ways appertaining To him the s d James Maxwell his Heirs 
& Assigns forever — To his & their only proper Use & Be- 
half for ever And I the s cl Samuel Jordan for me my Heirs 
Exec rs Admin rs do covenant promise & grant to & with the 
s tl James Maxwell his Heirs & Assigns that before the En- 
scaling hereof I am the true sole & lawful Owner of the 
above bargained Premisses & am lawfully seized & possess- 
ed of the same in mine own proper Eight as a good pfect & 
absolute Estate of Inheritance in Fee Simple & have in my 
self good Right full Power & lawful Authority to grant bar- 
gain sell convey & confirm s d bargained Premisses in Man- 
ner as aboves d And that the s d James Maxwell his Heirs & 
Assigns shall & may from Time to Time & at all Times for 
ever hereafter by Force & Virtue of these Presents lawfully 
peaceably & quietly have hold use occupy possess & enjoy 
the s d demised Premisses with the Appurtenances free & 
clear & freely & clearly exonerated acquitted & discharged 
of from all & all manner of former & other Gifts Grants 
Bargains Sales Leases Mortgages Wills Entails Joyntures 
Dowries Judgments Executions Incumbrances & Extents — 
Furthermore I the s d Samuel Jordan for my self my Heirs 
Executors & Admin rs do covenant & engage the above de- 
mised Premisses to him the s d James Maxwell his Heirs & 
Assigns against the lawful Claims or Demands of any Per- 
son or Persons whatsoever for ever hereafter to warrant se- 
cure & defend — And Marcy Jordan the Wife of me the s d 
Samuel Jordan doth by these Presents freely willingly give 
yield up & surrender all her Right of Dowry & Power of 
Thirds of in & unto the above demised Premisses unto him 
the s d James Maxwell his Heirs & Assigns — In Witness 
whereof I have hereunto set my Hand & Seal the 17 th Day 
of Nov 1 & in the thirteenth Year of the Reign of our Sover- 
eign Lord George by the Grace of God of Great Britain 
France & Ireland & in the Year of our Lord One thousand 



Book XII, Fol. 99, 



seven hundred & twenty six 
Signed Sealed & Delivered 



in Presence of us 
Abigail Penhallow 
Mary Gambling 
Tho. Maxwell 
W m Maxwell 

her 

Marcyjj^ Jordan 



Feb^ 1(5. 1726 
ined 



his 

Sam 11 X Jordan (Seal) 

mark 
her 

Marcy X Jordan ( Seal ) 

mark 

Samuel Jordan 



psonally 
appeared before me the Sub- 
scriber & Acknowledged the 
above Instrument to be his Volun- 
tary Act & Deed This 17 th Day of 
November 1726 

Samuel Penhallow Jus : Pac s 
A true Copy of the Original Exam- 
by Jos : Moody Reg r 



Preble s 

To 
Preble 



Know all Men by these Presents that Nath 11 Preble of 
Salem in the County of Essex Weaver & Rachel 
his Wife (the Daughter of Stephen Preble late of 
York in the County of York deceased) for & in 
Consideration of a Deed of seventy Acres of grant- 
ed Land delivered them of this Date & the Sum of 
fifteen Pounds Money to them in Hand paid or satisfactori- 
ly secured to be paid by their Brother Stephen Preble of s d 
York : do hereby declare & acknowledge themselves fully 
paid satisfied & contented for all &. every Part & Parcel of 
of the Estate of their deceased Father Stephen Preble above- 
named that now doth of Right belong unto the s d Rachel or 
that ever did or shall belong unto them of s d Estate by any 
Ways or Means whatsoever & they the s d Nathan 11 & Rachel 
do hereby give grant bargain sell aliene enfeoff quit claim 
make over & convey & confirm unto the s d Stephen Preble 
his Heirs & Assigns for ever To have and to hold & quietly 
& peaceably to possess occupy & enjoy as a sure Estate in 
Fee simple their whole Right Title & Intrest they now have 
had or ever ought to have to any Part of the Estate of their 
aboves d deceased Father Real or Personal from & after this 
Date & do hereby absolutely exclude themselves their Heirs 
Exec 18 & Admin 18 or Assigns — As witness their Hands & 
Seals this twelfth Day of March in the Year of our Lord 



Book XII, Fol. 99, 

1719 | 20 Nathaniel Preble (seal) 

Signed Sealed & Delivered Rachel Preble (Seal) 

in the Presence of us York sc | York March y e 

Eben r Allen 12 th 1719 | 20 The above- 

Abr a Preble named Nathan 11 Preble psonal- 

ly appeared & acknowledged this 
above Instrum* to be his free Act & 
Deed 
Before Me Abr a Preble Jus. Peace 
Feb ry 16. 1726 | 7 A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg 1 






To all People unto whom these Presents shall come Elea- 
zer Rhoades of Dorchester in the County of Suf- 
Rhodes folk within his Majestys Province of the Massachu- 
To setts Bay in Now England Husbandman & Jemima 

Preble Rhoades his Wife sendeth Greeting Know yee That 
we the s d Eleazer & Jemima Rhoades for & in Con- 
sideration of the Sum of eighteen Pounds currant Money of 
New England to us in Hand & well & truly paid by our Broth- 
er Stephen Pribblc of York in the County of York in the 
County of York in the Province of the Massachusetts Bay 
in New England Husbandman : Therefore we the s d Eleazer 
& Jemima Rhoades do for our Selves our Heirs Exec rs & 
Admin rs give up all our whole Right Title Interest Share & 
Claim whatsoever unto our Brother Stephen Preble in the 
whole Estate both Real & psonall which our honored Father 
Stephen Preble died seized & possessed of in York afores d 
or else where in New England & We the s d Eleazer & Jemi- 
ma Rhoades do for our selves our Heirs Exec rs & Adminis ts 
do for ever acquit & discharge the s d Stephen Preble & his 
Heirs & by these Presents do for ever debarr our selves & 
our Heirs for laying any Claim to any Part of the forenam- 
ed Estate both Real & Personal as afores d And that the s d 
Stephen Preble & his Heirs shall have &> enjoy all that our 
whole Share in the whole Estate without the least Lett or 
denyal from us or any of our Heirs for ever — And for the 
full Confirmation hereof we the s d Eleazer & Jemima 
Rhoades have hereunto set our Hands & Seals the twenty 
fourth Day of September One thousand seven hundred & 
twenty four in the Eleventh Year of his Majestj^s Reign 



Book XII, Fol. 100. 

Signed Sealed & delivered Eleazer Rhades (Seal) 

in Presence of us her 

John Gay Jemima Rhoades ^ (Seal) 

Abigail Carriel m J k 

Suffolk sc | June y« 14 th 1726. The above- 
named Eleazer Rhoades appeared & acknowledg- 
ed the above written Instrument to be his Act & 
Deed Before me Sam 11 Thaxter Jus. Peace 

Feb ry 16. 1726 | 7 A true Copy of the Original Examin- 
ed by Jos : Moody Reg r 



[100] To all People to whom these Presents shall come 
Greeting Know ye that we Nathan Knight & 
Knight Thomas Sevey of Scarborough in the County of 
To York within the Province of the Massachusetts 

Jewett B a y i n New England for & in Consideration of the 
Sum of twelve Pounds ten Shillings to us in Hand 
paid before the Ensealing hereof well & truly paid by Aaron 
Jewett of Ipswich in the County of Essex in the Province 
afores d the Receit whereof we do hereby acknowledge & our 
selves therewith fully satisfied & contented & thereof & 
every Part & Parcel thereof do exonerate acquit & discharge 
the s d Aaron Jewett his Heirs Exec 18 Admin 18 for ever by 
these Presents have given granted bargained sold aliene con- 
vey & confirm & by these Presents do freely fully & abso- 
lutely give grant bargain sell aliene convey & confirm unto 
him the s d Aaron Jewett his Heirs & Assigns for ever One 
Messuage or Tract of Upland & Marsh situate lying & be- 
ing in Scarborough in the County of York containing twelve 
Acres which Land w 7 e purchased of John Mulleken being in 
Partnership with Job Burnam Edmund Ward William New- 
bury Ebenczer Sevey being our Part which we purchased 
together of s d John Mulleken known by the Name of Walk- 
ers Neck bounded as followeth The North Side of s d Land 
bounding on the South Side of a River that runneth from 
the Partings of Blue Point River that goes to Joselens Hill 
[the South Side on a (/reek — To have and to hold the s d 
bargained Premisses with all the Appurtenances Priviledges 
& Comodities to the same belonging or any wise appertain- 
ing To him the s d Aaron Jewett his Heirs & Assigns for 
ever To his & their only proper Use Benefit & Behoof for 
ever — And we the s d Nathan Knight & Thomas Sevey for 
us our Heirs Exec™ Admin 1 ' 8 do covenant promise & grant 
to & with thes d Aaron Jewett his Heirs & Assigns that be- 
fore the Ensealing hereof we am the true sole & lawful 



Book XII, Fol. 100. 

Owners of the abovebargained Premisses & am lawfully 
seized & possessed of the same in our own proper Right as a 
good pfect & absolute Estate of Inheritance in Fee Simple 
<& have in our selves good Right full Power & laAvful Au- 
thority to grant bargain sell eonvev & confirm s d bargained 
Premisses in Manner as abovcs d And that the s d Aaron 
JeAvctt his Heirs & Assigns shall & may from Time to Time 
& at all Times for ever hereafter by Force & Virtue of 
these Presents lawfully peaceably & quietly have hold use 
occupy possess & enjoy the s d demised & bargained Prem- 
isses with the Appurtenances free & clear & freely and 
clearly acquitted exonerated & discharged of from all & all 
manner of former or other Gifts Grants Bargains Sales 
Leases Mortgages Wills Entails Joyntures Dowries Judg- 
ments Executions Incumbrances & Extents Furthermore we 
the aboves d Nathan Knight & Thomas Sevey for our selves 
Heir Exec rs Admin 1 ' 8 do covenant & engage the above de- 
demised Premisses to him the s d Aaron Jewett his Heirs & 
Assigns against the lawful Claims or Demands of of any 
Person or Persons whatsoever for ever hereafter to war- 
rant secure & defend and Mary Knight the Wife of the s d 
Nathan Knight & Hannah Sevey the Wife of the s d Thomas 
Sevey doth by these Presents freely give yield up & surren- 
der all their Right of Dowry & Power of Thirds of in & un- 
to the above demised Premisses unto him the s d Aaron Jew- 
ett his Heirs & Assigns — In Witness whereof we have set 
to our Hands & Seals this ninth Day of May in the Year 
One thousand seven hundred twenty & six 
Signed Sealed & delivered Nathan Knight (Seal) 

in Presence of us Witnesses her 

Sam 11 Chapman Mary mark Knight (Seal) 

John March Jun r Thomas Seveay (Seal) 

Job Burnum Hannah Seavy (Seal) 

Eben Seavy York sc | Scarborough 

Feb r ? 3 d 172(3. Nathan 

Knight & Thomas Sevey 

psonally appeared before me 

the Subscriber & acknowledged 

this within Instrument to be their 

free Act & Deed 

John Gray Jus 1 Pacis 
Feb ry 20 th 1.726 | 7 A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



Book XII, Fol. 100. 

To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greets 
ing Know ye that I Ebenezer Sevey of Scarborough 
Seavy i n the County of York within the Province of the 
To Massachusetts Bay in New England for & in Con- 

Jewett sideration of the Sum of nine Pounds to me in 
Hand before the Ensealing hereof well & truly paid 
by Aaron Jewett of Ipswich in & County of Essex in the 
Province afores d the Receit whereof I do hereby acknowl- 
edge & myself therewith fully satisfied & contented & there- 
of & of every Part & Parcel thereof do exonerate acquit & 
discharge the s d Aaron Jewett his Heirs Exec 1 ' 8 Admin 18 for 
ever bv these Presents have given granted bargained sold 
aliened conveyed & confirmed & by these Presents do free- 
ly fully & absolutely give grant bargain sell aliene convey 
& confirm unto him the s d Aaron Jewett his Heirs & As- 
signs for ever One Messuage or Tract of Upland & Marsh 
situate lying & being in the Town of Scarborough in the 
County of York in the Province afores d containing six Acres 
which Land I purchased of John Mulleken being in Part- 
nership with Job Burnam Nathan Knight Edmund Ward 
William Newbury James Sevey being my Part which we 
purchased together of John Mulleken the s d Land known 
by the Name of Walker's Neck butted & bounded as follow- 
eth the North Side of y e s d Land bounded on the South Side 
of the River which cometh from the Parting of Blew Point 
River so running towards Jocelins Hill [y e South Side 
bounded by a Creek] To have and to hold the s d bargained 
Premisses with all the Appurtenances Priviledges & Como- 
dities to the same belonging or in any wise appertaining To 
him the s d Aaron Jewett his Heirs & Assigns for ever To 
his & their only proper Use Benefit & Behoof for ever And 
I the s d Ebenezer Sevey for me my Heirs Excc ls and Ad- 
min rs do covenant promise & grant to & with the s d Aaron 
Jewett his Heirs Exec rs & Admin 18 that before the Enseal- 
ing hereof I am the true sole & lawful Owner of the above 
bargained Premisses & am lawfully seized & possessed of 
the same in mine own proper Right of Inheritance in Fee 
simple & have in my self good Right full Power & laAvful 
Authority to grant bargain sell convey & confirm s d bar- 
gained Premisses in Manner as aboves d & that the s d Aaron 
Jewett his Heirs & Assigns shall & may from Time to Time 
& at all Times for ever hereafter by Force & Virtue of these 
Presents lawfully peaceably & quietly have hold use occu- 
py possess & enjoy the s d demised & bargained Premisses 
with the Appurtenances free & clear & freely & clearly ac- 
quitted exonerated & discharged of from all & all manner 



Book XII, Fol. 101. 

of former or other Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Leases Mort- 
gages Wills Entails Joynturcs Dowries Judgments Execu- 
tions Incumbrances [101] And Extents Furthermore I the 
s d Ebenezer Sevey for my self my Heirs Exec rs Admin rs do 
covenant & engage the abovedemised Premisses to him the 
s d Aaron Jewett his Heirs & Assigns against the lawful 
Claims or Demands of any Person or Persons whatsoever 
for ever hereafter to warrant secure & defend And Eliza- 
beth Sevey the Wife of s d Ebenezer Sevey doth by these 
Presents freely give yield up & surrender all her Right of 
Dowry & Power of Thirds in & unto the above demised 
Premisses unto him the s d Aaron Jewett his Heirs & As- 
signs In Witness whereof we have set to our Hands & Seals 
this ninth Day of May One thousand seven hundred twenty 
six Eben Seavy ( a Seai) 

Signed Sealed & Delivered Elizabeth Seavey ( a seal) 
in Presence of us Witness Scarborough Feb ry 3 d 1726 
John Libbee York ss. This Day Ebenezer 

Hannah Sevey Sevey psonally appeared before 

me the Subscriber & acknowledged this 
within Instrument to be his free Act & 
Deed . John Gray Jus ta Pacis 

Feb iy 20 th 1726 | 7 A true Copy of the Original Exam- 
ined by Jos : Moody Reg r 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing-Know ye that I Thomas Adams Jun 1 ' of York 
T. Adams i n the County of York in the Province of the 
To Massachusetts Bay in New England Yeoman for 

N. Adams & j n Consideration of the Sum of seventy Pounds 
current Money of New England to me in Hand 
before the Ensealing hereof well & truly paid by my Broth- 
er Nathan Adams of s d York Yeoman the Receit whereof I 
do hereby acknowledge & my self therewith fully satisfied 
contented & paid & thereof & of every Part & Parcel there- 
of do exonerate acquit & discharge the s d Nathan Adams 
his Heirs Exec rs Admin 1 " 8 for ever by these Presents have 
given granted bargained sold aliened conveyed & confirmed 
& by these Presents do freely fully & absolutely give grant 
bargain sell aliene convey & confirm unto him the s d Na- 
than Adams & his Heirs & Assigns for ever a certain Tract 
of Land & a Piece^ of Swampy Marsh or Meadow Ground 
situate lying & being in the Township cf York — The Tract 
of Land was given to me by my honored Father Thomas 
Adams of s d York Yeoman as by a Deed of Gift under his 
Hand & Seal bearing Date March 23 d 1715 may appear & 



Book XII, Fol. 101. 

contains by Estimation twenty Acres be the same more or 
less butted & bounded as followeth viz — Beginning at a 
white Ash Tree marked on four Sides standing upon the 
North West Side of a Parcel of Land formerly laid out to 
Daniel Black deceased on the North West Side of Tonemy 
Hill and runs from thence on a North West Line unto the 
South East Side of Situate Plain & by s d Plain Bounds 
South West & by South seventy Poles to a Maple Tree 
marked on four Sides & from s d Maple Tree South East & 
by South fifty Poles to a great Hemlock Tree marked on 
four Sides & from thence North East & by North fifty eight 
Poles to aboves d Blacks Westward Corner Bounds & by s d 

Bounds to the White Ash Tree where it began The s d 

Piece of Meadow or Swampy Ground lies on the South East 
Side of Acomenticus Great Hill & contains twelve Acres & 
is Part of fifty & four Acres laid out to me the s d Thomas 
Adams March the 15. 1714 | 15. in Copartnership with my 
Brethren Philip Adams & Hezekiah Adams & John Sedg- 
ley as by their Returns will more at Large appear with the 
Bounds & of their mutual Uniting — To have and to hold the 
s d granted & bargained Premisses with the Appurtenances 
Priviledges & Comodities to the same belonging or in any 
wise appertaining To him the s d Nathan Adams his Heirs & 
Assigns for ever To his & their only proper Use Benefit & 
Behoof forever & I the s d Thomas Adams Jun 1 ' for my Self 
my Heirs Exec rs & Admin 18 do covenant promise & grant 
to & with the s d Nathan Adams his Heirs & Assigns that be- 
fore the Ensealing & Delivery of these Presents I am the 
true sole & lawful Owner of the before granted & bargain- 
ed Premisses & am lawfully seized & possessed of the same 
in mine own proper Right as a good pfect & absolute Es- 
tate of Inheritance in Fee simple & have in my self good 
Right full Power & lawful Authority to grant bargain sell 
convey & confirm s d bargained Premisses in Manner as 
aboves d & that the s d Nathan Adams his Heirs & Assigns 
shall & may from Time to Time & at all Times for ever 
hereafter by Force & Virtue of these Presents lawfully 
peaceably & quietly have hold use occupy possess & enjoy 
the s d bargained Premisses with the Appurtenances free & 
clear and freely & clearly exonerated acquitted & discharg- 
ed of from all & all manner of former Gifts Grants Bar- 
gains Sales Leases Mortgages Wills Entails Joynturcs Dow- 
ries Judgments Executions & Incumbrances that might in 
any Measure of Degree obstruct or make void this psent 
Deed — Furthermore I the s d Thomas Adams for my self 
my Heirs Exec" & Admin 18 do covenant & engage the afore 



Book XII, Fol. 102. 

demised Premisses to him the s d Nathan Adams his Heirs & 
Assigns against the lawful Claims & Demands of any Person 
or Persons whatsoever for ever for ever hereafter to war- 
rant secure & defend — And Sarah Adams the Wife of me 
the s d Thomas Adams doth by these Presents freely willing 
give yield up & surrender all her Right of Dower & Power 
of Thirds of in unto the before demised Premisses To him 
the s d Nathan Adams his Heirs & Assigns In Witness 
whereof the s d Thomas Adams & Sarah his Wife have here- 
unto set their Hands & Seals this first Day of February in 
the thirteenth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord 
George of Great Britain France & Ireland King Defender 
of the Faith &c Thomas Adams ( a Seal) 

Signed Sealed & Delivered Sarah Adams ( a Seal) 

in the Presence of us York sc | York Feb ry the 

John Sedgley sixth 1726 | 7 Thomas Adams 

Hezekiah Adams Jun r & Sarah his Wife made their 

psonal Appearance before me the Sub- 
scriber & acknowledged the above written 
Instrum* to be their free Act & Deed. 

Samuel Came Jus : Pac s 
Feb ry 18 th 1726 | 7 A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing &c Know ye that I Humphrey Scamon of Bid- 
Scamon deford in the County of York within the Province 
To of the Massachusetts Bay in New England Gent — 

Walker f or & m Consideration of the Sum of twenty seven 
Pounds ten Shillings in good & lawful Money of 
the Province afores d to me in Hand before the Ensealing 
hereof well & truly paid by John Walker of Kittery in the 
County & Province afores d Shipwright the Receit whereof I 
do hereby acknowledge & my self therewith satisfied & con- 
tented & thereof & of every Part & Parcel thereof do exon- 
erate acquit & discharge the said [102] John Walker his 
Heirs Exec rs Admin rs for ever by these Presents have given, 
granted, bargained, sold aliened, conveyed & confirmed & 
by these Presents do freely, fully & absolutely give, grant, 
bargain, Sell, aliene convey & confirm unto him the s d John 
Walker his Heirs & Assigns for ever one Messuage or Tract 
of Land situate lying & being in Kittery in the County 
afores d containing by Estimation one Acre and a Quarter & 
twenty Pole of Land be it more or less Butted & bounded 
viz Joyning with the Acre of Land whereon he now dwells 



Book XII, Fol. 102. 

at a Place known & called by Kittery Point so the whole of 
what he hath there now is two Acres a Quarter & twenty 
Pole & the said Acre he had before with the Acre & Quar- 
ter & twenty Pole which he now purchaseth is bounded by 
the River Side next to George Berrys & runs from thence 
North North East ten Pole & four Feet to the High Way 
which lies between Col William Pepperrells Land & this s d 
Land & thence East & by South twenty five Pole by the s d 
High Way & thence South & by West sixteen Pole by the 
High Way that leads to the two Acres of Land laid out & 
lotted for the Use of the Minister for ever & from thence 
West & by South half West nine Pole & from thence by 
George Berrys to the first Beginning To have and to hold 
the s d granted & bargained & bargained Premisses with all 
the Appurtenances Priviledges & Comodities to the same 
belonging or in any ways appertaining to him the s d John 
Walker his Heirs & Assigns for ever To his & their onely 
proper Use Benefit & Behoof for ever & I the s d Humphrey 
Scamon for me my Heirs do covenant promise & grant to & 
with the s d John Walker his Heirs & Assigns that before the 
Ensealing hereof I am the true sole & lawful Owner of the 
above bargained Acre & Quarter & twenty Pole of Land & 
am lawfully seized & possessed of the same in mine own 
proper Right as a good pfect & absolute Estate of Inheri- 
tance in Fee simple & have in my self good Right full Pow- 
er & lawful Authority to grant bargain sell convey & con- 
firm s d bargained Premisses in Manner as aboves d & that the 
s d John Walker his Heirs & Assigns shall & may from Time 
to Time & at all Times for ever hereafter by Force & Virtue 
of these Presents lawfully peaceably & quietly have hold use 
occupy possess & enjoy the s d demised & bargained Prem- 
isses with the Appurtenances free & clear & freely & clear- 
ly acquitted exonerated & discharged of from all & all Man- 
ner of former & other Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Leases 
Mortgages Wills Entails Joyntures Dowries Judgments Ex- 
ecutions Incumbrances & Extents Furthermore I the s d Hum- 
phrey Scamon for my self my Heirs Exec rs Admin rs do cov- 
enant & engage the above demised premisses of one Acre & 
a Quarter & twenty Pole of Land to him the s d John Walk- 
er his Heirs & Assigns against the lawful Claims or De- 
mands of of any Person or Persons whatsoever for ever here- 
after to warrant secure & defend — And Eliz a Scamon the 
Wife of me the s d Humphrey Scamon doth by these Pres- 
ents freely willingly give yield up & surrender all her Right 
of Dowry & Power of Thirds of in unto the aforedemised & 
bargained Premisses unto him the s d John Walker his Heirs 



Book XII, Fol 102. 

& Assigns — In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my 
Hand & Seal the twelfth Day of November in the twelfth 
Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George by the 
Graee of God King of Great Britain France & Ireland & 

the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred 

& twenty five — The Words interlined Over the four last 
Lines (the twelfth Year of) was before Signing & Sealing 
hereof Humphrey Scammon (seal) 

Signed Sealed & Delivered i 

in Presence of Eliz a Scamons Mark (^ (Seal) 

Enoch Muttleberry York sc | Nov r 12. 1725. This 

Pel a Whittemore Day the abovenamed Humphrey 

Scamon & his Wife Eliz a both pson- 

ally appeared before the Subscriber one 

of his Maj tys Justices of the Peace of s d 

County & acknowledged this foregoing In- 

strum* to be their free Act & Deed 

Coram W m Pepperrell Jun 1 
Feb iy 21. 1726 | 7 A true Copy of the Original Examd 

by Jos : Moody Reg 1 



At a legal Town Meeting holden in York March 23 
1712 | 13 Granted to Nathanael Whitney twenty Acres of 
Land where he can find it clear of all former Grants 

Abr a Preble Town Clerk 
A true Copy from York Town Book Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Town Clerk 

To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing Know ye that I Nathanael Whitney of York in 
Whitney the County of York in y e Province of the Massa- 

To chusetts Bay in New England Yeoman for & in 
Trafton Consideration of ten Pounds to me in Hand paid 
by Zacheus Trafton of s d York Blacksmith have 
given granted bargained & sold & by these Presents do give 
grant bargain & sell to him y e s (l Zacheus Trafton his Heirs 
& Assigns forever the above written Grant of Twenty Acres 
of Land not yet laid out To have & to hold y e s cl Twenty 
Acres of Land in as ample manner as I now might or ever 
could have done by virtue of the s d above written Grant To 
him y e s d Zacheus Trafton his Heirs & Assigns forever To 
his & their only proper Use Benefit & Behoof forever And 
I y e s d Nathanael Whitney do hereby Covenant & Grant to 
& with y e s d Zacheus Trafton his Heir~ & Assigns y l I have 
in my self before y e Ensealing & until y e Delivery hereof 
full Power Good Right & lawful Authority y e s d twenty 



Book XII, Fol. 103. 



Acres of Land 
convey in manner as 



granted to 



bargain sell & 



me as aboves d to 
aboves d & y t y e same is free from all 
Sales Gifts Grants & Incum- 
any Measure obstruct or 
make void this Deed & further y* I the s d Nath 11 Whitney 
my Heirs &c shall & will warrant & Defend y e s d Twenty 
Acres of Land according to y e Tenor of the above recited 
Grant against the lawful Claims & Demands of all Persons 
whatsoever for ever hereafter to him y e s d Zacheus Trafton 
his Heirs & Assigns In Witness whereof I have hereunto set 

my Hand & Seal March y e sixth Anno R 1 R is Georgii 

Decimo Tertio Annoq r Domini 1726 | 7 
Signed Sealed & Delivered The whole fourth Line in y e 
in Presence of us Assignm* was interlined before 

Nathanael Ramsdall Signing also the Words [My Heirs 



manner of former Bargains 
brances what soever y t might in 



Joseph Junkins 
Jos : Moody 



&c] 



between Line 19 & 20 

Nathanael Whitney (Seal) 
York sc | March y e 6 1726 | 7 
Nathanael Whitney above named 
acknowledged the afore written In- 
strument to be his free Act & Deed 
before Samuel Came Jus* Pac s 
March. 6 | 1726 | 7. A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



Pickerin 

To 
York Town 



York Octob r the 29 th 1706. Wliereas this Day I the Sub- 
scriber have had a thousand Pine Trees mark 
out for my own Use & Benefit which was grant- 
ed me by an Agreement made betwixt my self & 
M r Samuel Donnel Cap* Abraham Preble Ar- 
thur Bragdon bearing Date 19 th of December 
1697. in Behalf of the Town of York — Now know all Men 
by [103] these Presents that I the Subscriber do engage & 
Promise to acquit & discharge this Town of York from all 
former Grant or Grants or Agreement formerly made relat- 
ing to s d thousand Pine Trees by s d Town or Select Men To 
the true Performance I bind my self my Heirs Exec rS Ad- 
min^ & Assigns Witness my Hand the Day & Year aboves d 
Witness Joseph Moulton . John Pickerin 

Johnson Harmon 
A true Copy from the Original March. 7. 1726 | 7 Ex- 
amined by Jos : Moody Reg r 



Book XII, Fol. 103. 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing &c. Know ye that I Hannah Johnson of York 
Johnson i n the County of York in the Province of the Mas- 
To sachusetts Bay in New England Spinster for & in 
Johnson Consideration of Six Pounds current Money of 
New England to me in Hand before the Ensealing 
hereof well & truly paid by my Brother Benjamin Johnson 
of s d York Husbandman the Receipt whereof I do hereby 
acknoAvledge & my self therewith fully satisfied contented 
& paid & thereof & of every Part & Parcel thereof do exon- 
erate acquit & discharge y e s d Benjamin Johnson his Heirs 
Exec rs Admin rS & Assigns forever by these presents have 
given granted bargained sold aliened conveyed & confirmed 
& by these Presents do freely fully & absolutely give grant 
bargain sell aliene convey & confirm unto him y e s d Benja- 
min Johnson his Heirs & Assigns forever a certain Messu- 
age or Tract of Land Scituate lying & being in y e Town- 
ship of York Butted & Bounded as folio weth viz Northwest- 
wardly by the Ministerial Land North Easterly by s d Ben- 
jamin Johnsons Lot South Easterly partly by the Town 
Way that leads into y e Woods near y e Place called Whittens 
Back & partly by Woodbridges Swamp & South Westerly 
all along by the s d Swamp as by y e Return of the Comisioners 
appointed by the Judge of the Probates to divide the Estate 
of our honor* 1 Father Samuel Johnson late of s d York de- 
ceased may appear Reference being thereunto had for the 
more exact description of & ascertaining the Quantity & 
Boundaries thereof it being the whole of y e Land that is al- 
lotted to me the s d Hannah Johnson in the s d Return To 
have and to hold the s d granted & bargained Premisses with 
all the Priviledges Appurtenances & Comodities to the same 
belonging or in any wise appertaining to him the s d Benja- 
min Johnson his Heirs & Assigns for ever — To his & their 
only proper Use Benefit & Behoof for ever — And I the s d 
Hannah Johnson for me my Heirs Exec rs & Admin™ do here- 
by covenant promise & grant to & with the s d Benjamin 
Johnson his Heirs & Assigns that at the Ensealing & until 
the Delivery of these Presents I am the true sole & lawful 
Owner of the afore bargained Premisses & am lawfully seiz- 
ed & possessed of the same in mine own proper Right as a 
good pfect & absolute Estate of Inheritance in Fee simple 
& have in my self good Right full Power & lawful Authori- 
ty to grant bargain sell convey & confirm s d bargained Prem- 
isses in manner as afores d And that the s d Benjamin John- 
son his Heirs & Assigns shall & may from Time to Time & 
at all Times for ever hereafter by Force & Virtue of these 



Book XII, Fol. 103. 

Presents lawfully peaceably & quietly have hold use occupy 
possess & enjoy the s d demised & bargained Premisses with 
the Appurtenances free & clear & freely & clearly exoner- 
ated acquitted & discharged of from all & all manner of for- 
mer or other Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Leases Mortoa^es 
Wills Entails Joyntures Dowries Judgments Executions & 
Incumbrances of what Name or Nature soever that might in 
any Measure or Degree obstruct and make void this Present 

Deed Furthermore I the s d Hannah Johnson for me my 

Heirs Exec rs & Admin rs do covenant & engage the aforede- 
mised Premisses to him the s d Benjamin Johnson his Heirs 
& Assigns against the lawful Claims & Demands of all Per- 
sons whatsoever for ever hereafter to warrant secure & de- 
fend by these Presents In Witness whereof I the s d Hannah 
Johnson have hereunto set my Hand & Seal the seventeenth 
Day of February in the thirteenth Year of King Georges 
Reign Annoif Domini 1726 | 7 j,^ £ r j ohnsou (Seal) 
Signed Sealed & Delivered mark v ' 

in Presence of us Received on the Day of the Date 

Samuel Came hereof of the abovenamed Benjamin 

Sarah Simpson Johnson the Sum of six Pounds it 
being the full Consideration of this Deed 

of Sale her 

Hannah X Johnson (Seal) 

Mark 

York sc Feb ry 20. 1726 | 7 Hannah Johnson acknowledg- 
ed the aforewritten Instrument to be her voluntary Act & 
Deed Before me Samuel Came Jus. Pads 

Feb ry 23. 1726 | 7. A true Copy of the Original Exam- 
ed by Jos : Moody Reg r 

Wells February 17. 1726 | 71 have by Virtue of a Grant 
from y e Town of York unto Jonathan Bane of 
Littlefields the Town of York aforcs d surveyed & laid out 
Lott at Ten Acres of Swamp or Meadow Ground 

York which was Granted unto s d Bane by s d Town of 

York in March 8—1714 | 15 as by York Town 
Records may more fully appear & now Converted unto 
Frances Littlefield of Wells by a Deed of Sale under s d 
Bancs Hand bearing Date February the fourteenth seven- 
teen Hundred & twenty & six Situating & lying on a Brook 
Issuing into a Meadow formerly called Tailers Marsh & 
Bounding as followeth viz beginning at a middling White 
Pine Tree at the South West Corner mark d on y e four Sides 
& running [North East] forty Rodds to a white Pine Tree 



Book XII, Fol. 103. 

marked as afores d & Thence running North West fourty 
Rods to a Hemlock Tree marked as afores fl & from thence 
South West fourty Rods to a Small White Oak Tree mark- 
ed as afores d & thence South East fourty Rods to the first 
mentioned Avhite Pine Tree which Compleats the aboves d 
ten Acres of Land or Meadow Ground 

Samuel Wheelwright ) Servas 

\ for Wells 
March 9 th 1726 | 7 A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



Know all Men by these Presents y l I Joseph Young Jun 1 
[of York in y e County of York] Husbandman for & in 
consideration of Sixteen Pounds & ten shillings to me in 
Hand before y e Ensealing hereof to my full Content & sat- 
isfaction well & truly paid by Abraham Martin Jun r of s d 
York Blacksmith the Receit whereof I do hereby acknowl- 
edge & thereof do exonerate acquit & discharge y e s d Abra- 
ham Martin His Heirs Exec rs Admin" forever by these Pre- 
sents have given granted bargained and sold & by these 
presents do freely fully & absolutely give grant bargain & 
sell unto him the s d Abraham Martin his Heirs & Assigns 
forever a certain Dwelling House of one Story High stand- 
ing on y e Lot of Land which the s d Abraham Martin lately 
purchased of M r Joseph Sayword it being the same House 
wherein I have dwelt for several Years last past To have & 
to hold the s d dwelling House with all the Appurtenances 
thereof except the Moveables from & after the first of July 
next ensuing to him the s d Abraham Martin his Heirs & As- 
signs forever To his & their only proper Use Benefit & Be- 
hoof forever & I the s d Joseph Young do covenant & en- 
gage y e s d Dwelling House & Appurtenances (except the 
before excepted) to him the s d Abraham Martin his Heirs & 
Assigns against the lawful Claims & Demands of all Per- 
sons whatsoever forever hereafter to warrant secure & De- 
fend by these Presents — As Witness my Hand & Seal the 
first Day of March in y e thirteenth Year of his Majesty's 
Reign Anoq r Domini 1726 | 7 
Signed Sealed & Delivered Note y e Words [of York in 

in Presence of us the County of York] between 

Ant Baker Line 1 st & 2 d were interlined be- 

Jos : Moody fore Signing 

Joseph Young Jun 1 ' (seal) 

York sc March 1. 1726 | 7 Joseph Young personally ap- 
peared before me the Subscriber an acknowledged this In- 

BOOK XII. 21 



Book XII, Fol. 104. 

strument to be his free Act & Deed 

before me Samuel Came Jus : Pae s 
March 3 d 1726 | 7 A true Copy of the Original Exam* 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



Know all Men by these Presents that I Joseph Hoult of 

York in the County of York in the Province 

Holt & Wife of the Massachusetts Bay in New England 

To Yeoman & Mary [104] my Wife have remis- 
Duning e d released & forever quitclaimed & by these 
presents do remise release & forever Quit 
claim unto William Dunning of s d York & Deborah his Wife 
their Heirs Exec 18 &. Acini 18 of all & all manner of Bills 
Bonds writings Debts Dues Accompts Sum & Sums of Mon- 
ey & Demands whatsoever (excepting one Bill obligatory of 
Sixty Pounds security for y e Payment of Thirty Pounds 
bearing Date y e twenty second Day of September last past 
under the Hand & Seal of s d William Dunning) which the 
s d Joseph Hoult & Mary his Wife against the s d William & 
Deborah Dunning ever had or which we our Heirs Exec 18 
or Adm rS shall or may Claim Challenge or Demand by Rea- 
son of any Matter Cause or thing to y e Day of the Date of 
these Presents In witness whereof We have here- 
unto set our Hands & Seals y e eighteenth Day of December 
— 1725 & in the twelfth Year of King Georges Reign 
Signed Sealed & Delivered Joseph Hoult (Seal) 

in Presence of us her 

Sam 11 Scwall Mary Hoult (Seal) 



John Davis mar 

Jos : Moodey York ss | March 7 th 1725. 

This Day the within named Jos 
& Mary Hoult both personally ap- 
pearing before the Subscriber one of 
his Majesty s Justices of the Peace for 
s d County & acknowledged this within lu- 
strum 1 to be their free Act & Deed 

Coram W m Pepperrell Jim 1 ' 
Feb ry 28. 1726 | 7. A true Copy of the Original Exam- 
ined by Jos : Moody Reg r 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come 

Greeting Know ye that Joseph Holt of York in the County 
of York in the Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New 
England Yeoman & Mary his Wife late Widow of Benja- 



Book XII, Fol. 104. 

min Donnell deceased Especially in Consideration of a Deed 
of Quitclaim of even Date with these Presents for divers 
Good causes & Considerations them thereunto moving 
have remised released & forever Quitclaim- 
Note the Words e d & by these Presents for themselves & 
having a Line their Heirs do fully clearly & absolutely re- 
drawn under ym m j sc re lease & for ever quit claim unto Will- 
from |~for] to j< im Dunning of York afores d Cordwainer 
[-moving] should & Deborah his Wife in their full & peaceable 
have been written Possession & Seizin & to their Heirs & 
before the forego. Assigns forever all such Eight Estate Title 
ing words alike Interest & Demand whatsoever as they 
noted ye s d Joseph & Mary Holt had or ought to 

have in or to fourty Acres of Land within 
y e Township of York afores d on y e South West Side of York 
River being Part of the Land that was formerly 
Holt & Wife Granted to Arthur Bragdon & Thomas Donnell 
To the Grandfather of y e s d Deborah Dunning de- 

Duning erased butted & bounded as followeth viz be- 

ginning at the South East side of the Land of 
Samuel Bragdon as the Line betwixt s d Brandon & s d Dun- 
ning shall be legally settled & running from thence South 
East bounding on the River five & twenty Poles & then 
running back the same breadth bounding on s d Bragdons 
Land towards Kittery Line till fourty Acres be compleated 
As also one certain Piece or Parcell of Salt Marsh & thatch 
Ground lying in y e Township af ores' 1 on the South West 
Branch of s d York River being the Marsh that is mentioned 
in the Inventory of s d Benjamin Donnells Estate Contain- 
ing by Estimation two Acres be the same more or less to- 
gether with all the Profits Priviledges & Appurtenances to 
the s d Land & Marsh belonging or in any wise appertaining 
To have & to hold to him the s d William Dunning & his s d 
Wife their Heirs & Assigns To the only use & Behoof of 
the s d William & Deborah Dunning their Heirs & Assigns 
for ever so that neither they the s d Joseph & Mary Hoult 
nor their Heirs nor any other Person or Persons for him 
or them or in his or their Names or in y e Name Eight or 
Stead of any of them shall or will by any way or means 
hereafter have claim challenge or demand any Estate Right 
Title Interest of in or to the Premises or any part thereof 
But from all & every Action Estate Title Interest & De- 
mand of in or to. the Premisses or any Part or Parcell there- 
of they & every of them shall be utterly excluded & barred 
forever by these Presents And also the s d Joseph & Mary 
Hoult & their Heirs the s d Land Marsh & Thatch Ground 



Book XII, Fol. 104. 

with their Appurtenances to the s' 1 William & Deborah 
Dunning their Heirs & Assigns to their own proper use & 
Uses in Manner & Form before specified against their Heirs 
& Assigns & every of them shall Warrant & forever defend 
by these Presents In Witness whereof the s d Joseph & Mary 
Hoult have hereunto set their Hands and Seals this Eigh- 
teenth Day of December One thousand seven Hundred & 
twent} r five & in the twelfth Year of King Georges Reign — 
It is to be understood before Signing that the abovenamed 
Joseph Hoult & his Heirs shall bear two thirds of the 
charges of settling the Line betwixt s d fourty Acres of Land 
& the Land of Samuel Bragdon on the North West Side 
thereof & the s d Dunning shall have y e Improvement of s d 
fourty Acres till s d Line be settled & s d Joseph & Mary 
Hoult & their Heirs shall warrant s d fourty Acres against 
y e Heirs of s d Thomas Donnell except s d Benjamin Donnell 
& his Heirs 

Signed Sealed & Delivered Joseph Hoult (Seal) 

in Presence of us her 

Sam 11 Sewall Mary/, Hoult (Seal) 

John Davis Mark 

Jos : Moodey York ss | March 7 th 1725 this 

Day y e abovenamed Jos : & Mary 

Holt both personally appearing before 

the Subscriber one of his Majestys Justices 

of the Peace for s d County & acknowledged 

this foregoing Instrum* to be their free Act & Deed 

Cor 111 W m Pepperel Jun r 
Feb ry 28. 1726 | 7 A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



To all People to whom these Presents shall Come 

Greeting Know ye that I James Tyler of York in 
Tyler the County of York in the Province of the Massa- 

To chusetts Bay in New England Trader for & in Con- 

Fairfield sideration of the Sum of ninety Pounds in good 
Publick Bills of Credit to me in Hand before the 
ensealing hereof well & truly paid by John Fairfield of 
Wells in the s d county of York Mariner the Receit whereof 
I do hereby acknowledge & my self therewith fully satisfied 
contented & paid & thereof & of every part & parcel there- 
of do exonerate acquit & discharge the s d John Fairfield his 
Heirs Exec 18 Adm rs by these Presents have given granted 
bargained sold aliened conveyed & confirmed & by these 
Presents do fully freely & absolutely give grant bargain sell 



Book XII, Fol. 105. 

aliene convey & confirm unto the s d John Fairfield his Heirs 
& Assigns forever one full third of one Moiety or half of a 
certain Neck of Land situate lying & being in the Township 
of Arundel which is comonly called Mountegues Neck (which 
half part of s d Neck is now in aqual Partnership between 
John Watson Jabez Dorman & my self) together with my 
dwelling House standing thereon (Excepting about four or 
five Acres of Land whereon the Fort stands which was sold 
by the s d Watson Dorman & Tyler unto Liev* Andrew Brown 
& Insign Thomas Perkins & the s d John Fairfield is to come 
no further upon the s d Dormans Land that he now possess- 
eth than where it is bounded by a Red Oak Stump by the 
water Side at the s d Dormans Corner of his Field running 
thirty Rods to a little Strip of Meadow from thence sixteen 
Rods to a Stake with Stones about it) To have & to hold 
the s d third part of the s d Half Part of the s d Neck of Land 
together with the third Part of all the Priviledgcs Appurte- 
nances & Comodities to the same belonging or in any wise 
[105] appertaining (except the before excepted) & reserv- 
ing Liberty also of taking off a small Ware House of Col° 
Edmund Goffes standing thereon if he should demand it) To 
him the s d John Fairfield his Heirs & Assigns forever — To 
his & their only proper Use Benefit & Behoff forever — And 
I the s d James Tyler for me my Heirs Exec rs & Adm rs do 
covenant promise & grant to & with the s d John Fairfield 
his Heirs & Assigns that before the Ensealing hereof I am 
the true sole & lawful Chvner of the before bargained Prem- 
isses with the Appurtenances & am lawfully seized & pos- 
sessed of the same in mine own proper right as a good per- 
fect & absolute Estate of Inheritance in Fee simple having 
in my self good Right full power & lawful AuthorhVv to 
grant bargain sell convey & confirm s d bargained Premises 
in manner as afores d & that he y e s cl John Fairfield shall & 
may & his Heirs & Assigns forever hereafter by Force & 
Virtue of these Presents lawfully peaceably & quietly have 
hold use occupy possess & enjoy the s d demised & bargain- 
ed premises free & clear & freely & clearly exonerated & 
discharged of from all & all manner of former or other Gifts 
Grants Bargains Sales Leases Mortgages Wills Entails Joyn- 
tures Dowries Judgments Executions or Incumbrances of 
what name or nature soever that might in any Measure or 
Degree obstruct or make void this present Deed Further- 
more I the s d James Tyler for me my Heirs Exec 1 ' 8 Adm rs 
do covenant & engage the before demised Premisses to him 
the s d John Fairfield his Heirs & Assigns against the lawful 
Claims and Demands of any Person or Persons whatsoever 



Book XII, Fol. 105. 

forever here after to warrant secure & Defend by these 
Presents — And Phcbc Tyler the Wife of me the a d James 
Tyler cloth hereby freely willing give yield up & surrender 
all her Right of Dowry & Power of Thirds of in & unto the 
before bargained Premises to him the s (1 John Fairfield his 
Heirs & Assigns In Testimony whereof I the s d James Ty- 
ler & Phcbc my Wife have hereunto set our Hands & Seals 
this twenty seventh Day of September Anno Domini One 
thousand seven hundred & twenty six Annoq 1 R 1 R is Georgii 
Magna Brittannia &c Decimo Tcrtio 

Signed Sealed & Delivered James Tyler (Seal) 

in Presence of us her ■ 

Jacob Perkins Phebe ~-^y Tyler (Seal) 

his ^* * 

Mark 

John ' Wells Received on the Day of 

mark the Date of the aforegoing 

Dorothy Tyler Instrument the full Sum of 

York ss | York January ninety Pounds good Bills of 

5 th 1726 | 7 Then the " Publick Credit being the Consid- 
above named James eration mentioned p Me 
Tyler & Phebe his 
Wife psonally appear- 
ed & acknowledged the 
above written Instrument to 
be their free act & Deed 

before me Joseph Hill J. Peace 

Feb ry 27. 172(3 | 7 A true Copy of the Original Exanr 1 

by Jos : Moody Reg 1 



To all People to whom these Presents may come Mat- 
thews Young of York in the County of York 
Young To Fisherman sendeth Greeting Know ye the s (1 

Bane Preble Matthew Young for & in Consideration of a 
& Moulton certain Sum of Money to him in Hand paid 

by Lewis Bane John Preble & Jeremiah 
Moulton all of s d York Yeoman have given & Granted Bar- 
gain* 3 Sell assign aliene enfeoff make over & confirm unto 
the s' 1 Lewis Bane John Preble & Jeremiah Moulton t£ their 
Heirs & Assigns forever Eighteen Acres of Land where they 
can find it clear of all former Grants within the Township 
of York y e which s d Eighteen Acres of Land is part of two 
Grants Grants which was Granted to s (l Matthews Young 
one at a Legal Town meeting in York June 23 d 1G99 the 
other was granted at a legal Town Meeting holden in York 
March 23 d 1712 | 13 with all the rights priviledges advan- 



Book XII, Fol. 105. 

tages & appurtenances belonging to s d Grants or that may 
hereafter Rcdown to the same or any part or parcel thereof 
unto them the s d Lewis Bane John Preble & Jeremiah Moul- 
ton & their Heirs & Assigns forever To. have & to hold & 
quietly & peaceably to use occupy and enjoy as a good & 
clear Estate in Fee simple & that from & after this Date y e 
s (l Matthews Young cloth bind & oblige himself & his Heirs 
to warrant & defend & Defend unto s d Banc Preble & Moul- 
ton & their Heirs & Assigns y e above s (l Eighteen Acres of 
Land according to the true intent & meaning of s d Grants 
— In witness hereof the s d Matthews Young hath hereunto 
set his Pland & seal this fourth Day of November in the 
Year of our Lord one thousand seven Hundred & twenty 
five his 

Signed Sealed & Delivered Matthews Young (Seal) 

in Presence of us York 8 ™ rk york March 14'" 

W m Leii^hton 1r70/> , „ A/r ' n v 

T ,, ' ° ^ 1726 7 Matthews Youmr pson- 

Jonatnan riane 1T ' n u , ,\ c i 

ally appeared before me the bub- 

Scriber & acknowledged the within 
lustrum* tu be his free Act & Deed 
Before me Sam 11 Came J. Pec 
March 14. 1726 | 7 A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing Know ye that I John Tydy of Kittery in the 
Tycly To County of York within his Majesty's Province of 
Sawyer the Massachusetts Bay in New England Yeo- 

man For & in Consideration of the Sum of One 
hundred and twenty Pounds in Good & lawful Money of the 
Province afores d to me in Hand before the Ensealing & De- 
livery hereof well & Truly paid by David Sawyer of Kittery 
afores' 1 Husbandman the lieceit whereof I do hereby ac- 
knowledge & my self therewith fully satisfied & Contented 
& thereof & of every part & parcel thereof Do exonerate ac- 
quit & discharge y e s d David Sawyer his Heirs Exec rS Adm rs 
forever by these Presents have Given Granted Bargained 
Sold Aliened conveyed & confirmed & by these Presents 
do freely fully & absolutely give grant bargain sell aliene 
Convey & confirm to him the s rl David Sawyer his Heirs & 
Assigns forever one Messuage Tract or Parcel of Land Con- 
taining one Hundred Acres Lying & being in the Town of 
Scarborough in s d County of York Bounded Viz 1 it takes its 
beginning at a Maple -Tree marked on four sides which Tree 



Book XII, Fol. 106. 

stands by the side of the Marsh on None such River on y e 
South side over against John Sampsons Land & runs Two 
Hundred Pole North East & takes in all the Upland & leaves 
out all the Marsh & then runs South East eighty Pole & 
then runs South West two Hundred Pole & then Runs eigh- 
ty Pole North West to the Maple Tree Marked on four sides 
&IT where it began which Tract of Land was laid out to 
the s d John Tydy by the Lott Layers for the Proprietors of 
Scarborough July 18 th 1720 Together with another Tract or 
Parcel of Land Containing six Acres lying & being in s (l 
Town of Scarborough Bounded Viz 1 it begins at the High 
Way that goes from Black Point to Hunniwells on the East 
Side of the s d way over against Thomas Larrabys House at 
a Stone set in the Ground & runs East by North thirty two 

Pole to a Stake & then runs South & by 

East thirty six Poles to a Pitch Pine marked & then Runs 
thirty two Pole to a Stake set up by the high way & then 
runs thirty six poles by the" high way to y e Stone over 
against y e s d Thomas Larrabys House where it begun which 
was laid out to the s d John Tidy by the afores d Lott layers 
July the Nineteenth 1720 As also Six Acres of Swamp & 
Meadow Ground at the Beaver Dam in s d Town of Scar- 
borough beginning at a Pitch Pine & runs fifty two pole 
North and [106] then Runs West Eighteen Pole to a Stake 
& then South fifty two Pole to a fir Tree marked & then 
runs Eighteen Pole on a East Point to the Pitch Pine where 
we began which was laid out to the s d John Tidy by y e af ore- 
s' 1 Lott layers July y e 18 th 1720 Together with all the Right 
Title & Interest which I the s d John Tydy have or ever had 
or which I my Heirs Exec 1 ' 8 Adm rs in Time to Come May 
might should or in any ways Ought to have of in or unto 
any of the Lands & Meadows Salt or Fresh which did for- 
merly belong unto John Libby sen r late of Scarborough De- 
ceased in s d Town of Scarborough with all the Privileclges 
& appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any waj^s apper- 
taining which was given unto me the s d John Tidy by M rs 
Sarah Banfield as by Deed under her Hand & Seal Dated 
the Seventeenth Day of January 1721 | 2 who was one of 
the Daughters of the forenamcd John Libby deceased To 
have & to hold all & every the s d Tracts or Parcels of Land 
& Meadow with all the appurtenances Privilcdges Comodi- 
ties wood under wood & Timber Mines & Minerals Water 
Streams & Water Courses to the same belonging or in any 
ways appertaining to Him the s d David Sawyer his Heirs c£ 
Assigns forever to his & their only Proper Use Benefit & Be- 
half forever And I the s d John Tydy for me my Heirs Exec rs 



Book XII, Fol. 106. 

Admn 1 ' 8 do covenant Promise & Grant to & with y e s d David 
Sayer his Heirs and Assigns that before the Ensealing hereof I 
am the True Sole & lawful Owner of the above bargained Prem- 
isses & am lawfully seized & possessed of the same in mine own 
proper Right as a Good pfect & absolute Estate of Inheri- 
tance in Fee simple & have in my self Good Right full Pow- 
er & lawful Authority to Grant bargain sell convey & con- 
firm the s d Bargained Premisses in manner as aboves d And 
that the s d David Sawyer his Heirs & Assigns shall & may 
from Time to Time & at all Times forever hereafter by Force 
& Virtue of these Presents lawfully peaceably & Quietly 
Have Hold use occupy possess & enjoy y e s d Demised & bar- 
gained Premisses with the Appurtenances free & Clear & 
freely & clearly Acquitted exonerated & Discharged of from 
all & all manner of former & other Gifts Grants Bargains 
Sales Leases Mortgages Wills Entails Joyntures Dowries 
Judgments Executions Incumbrances & Extents Further- 
more I y e s d John Tidy for my self my Heirs Exec 18 Adm rs 
do covenant & engage y e above demised Tracts or Parcels of 
Land so Butted & Bounded as is before Expressed To Him 
the s d David Sawyer his Heirs & Assigns Against y e lawful 
Claims or Demands of any Person or Persons whatsoever 
hereafter forever to warrant secure & defend In witness 
whereof I have hereunto set my Hand & Seal the first Day 
of March in the thirteenth year of the Reign of our Sover- 
eign Lord George by y e Grace of God King of Great Brit- 
tain France & Ireland & in the Year of our Lord one thou- 
sand seven hundred & Twenty six seven 
Signed Sealed & Delivered John Tidy (Seal) 

in y e Presence of us York sc | March y e 15 th 1726 7 
Jos Kilgore John Tidy Abovenamed psonally 

Caleb Emery Appearing Acknowledged the forego- 

Noah Emery ing Instrum* in writing to be his free 
Act & Deed 

Coram Jos : Hamond J. Pac s 
March. 16. 1726 | 7 A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg 1 

Know all Men by these Presents that I Sarah Banfield of 
Kittery in y e County of York in the Province of 
Banfield the Massachusetts Bay in New England Widdow 
To one of the Daughters of John Libby Sen r late of 

John Tydy Scarborough in the County of York in New Eng- 
land dec d Have given granted conveyed & con- 
firmed & by these Presents for me my Heirs Exec 18 & Adm rs 
give grant convey & confirm unto my only Son John Tidye 



Book XII, Fol. 106. 



of Kittery aforcs' 1 Yeoman his Heirs & Assigns forever all 
my right Title & Interest which I now have Ever had or 
which I my Heirs Ex rS & Adm rs in Time to come may might 
should or in any wise ought to have of in or to any of the 
Lands & Meadows Salt or Fresh which did formerly belong: 
unto my s d Father John Libb} 7 dee 4 in the s d Town of Scar- 
borough with all the priviledges & appurtenances thereunto 
belonging or in any wise appertaining To have & to hold 
unto him the s (l John Tydie his Heirs & Assigns forever to 
his & their own proper use benefit & Behoof forever And I 
y e s d Sarah Banfield & my Heirs to him y e s d John Tidye 
his Heirs & Assigns from Time to Time & at all Times for- 
ever hereafter shall & Avill warrant and Defend the Premises 
from all & every person & persons Claiming the same or 
any part thereof from by or under me In witness whereof I 
have hereunto set my Hand & Seal this seventeenth Day of 
January in the eighth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign 
Lord George of Great Brittain &c King Annoq 1 Domini one 
thousand seven Hundred & twenty one two 
Signed Sealed & Delivered her 

In the Presence of us Sarah ^Banfield (Seal) 

Jos: Hamond v . T M v ar n k _ tll 1rrci i , a a , 

York sc Jan ry 17 th lv 21 | 2 Sarah 

Banfield abovenamed psonally Ap- 
pearing acknowledged the above In- 
trum* to be her Act & Deed 

Before Jos : Hamond J. Pac s 
7 A true Copy of the Original Exam d 
by Jos : Moody Reg 1 



Hannah Hamond 



March 16. 1726 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing Know ye that I Daniel Simpson of York 
Simpson in the County of York in the Province of the 

To his Son Massachusetts Bay in New England Gentle- 

men for & in Consideration of the natural 
Love & Affection that I have & do bear to my well beloved 
& Dutiful Son Samuel Simpson of s d York Yeoman have 
given granted aliened enfeoffed conveyed & confirmed & by 
these Presents do freely fully clearly & absolutely give 
grant aliene enfeoff convey & confirm unto him the s d Sam- 
uel Simpson his Heirs & Assigns forever as his full Share 
Portion & Proportion of my whole Estate as follows viz the 
one full Moiety or Half Part of all my Land (not yet given 
away on the lower or South West side of the Country Road 
near my dwelling House viz the North Westerly half there- 



Book XII, Fol. 107. 

of Likewise part of my Land on the upper side of s d Road 
whereon I dwell Beginning at the Westerly corner thereof 
by the Lane that goes into the Woods & from thence run- 
neth South Eastwardly bounding on the s d Country Road 
till it comes exactly to the middle of y e s cl Land & from 
thence runs up the same Breadth through the midst of the 
Lot on a North East half North Course till it comes to the 
Distance of three Hundred & thirty Poles from the Bottom 
of the lower pasture aforcs d Also part of my Land lying on 
the North East side of the Brook called the little River viz 
beginning at the Cross Fence near the s d Brook & runs 
from thence North East half North bounding partly on 
comon Land but mostly on the Land which John Bradbury 
lately purchased of Samuel Preble sixty two poles then 
South East half East unto the middle of the s d Land then 
South West half South sixty two poles then North West 
half West to the Place began at Also one full Quarter part 
of my Swampy Land that is flowed at the upper Mill Pond 
above the Mill erected about two Years since by Nicholas 
Sewall Samuel Preble (107) Samuel Preble Samuel Banks 
& my son Joseph Simpson Also four Acres of Salt Marsh 
on the South East Side of my Marsh just below the part- 
ings of York River & the one full half part of the House 
wherein I now dwell viz the South Easterly End thereof to- 
gether with all my Right Title Interest Property Possession 
Claim & Demand of in & to all the before granted Premises 
& all the Profits Priviledges Comodities to the same & every 
part thereof belonging or in any wise appertaining with the 
Reversion & Remainders thereof Reserving only & except- 
ing to my self y e Improvem* of as much of the Premises as 
I shall see cause during my natural Life To have and to 
hold the s d given & granted Premises with the appurte- 
nances to him the s d Samuel Simpson his Heirs & Assigns 
forever after my Decease To his & their only Proper use 
Benefit & Behoof forever — Quietly & peceably to have hold 
use occupy possess & enjoy as a good Perfect & absolute 
Estate of Inheritance in Fee simple forever without any 
manner of Condition Redemption or Revocation whatsoever. 
Provided always that the s d Samuel Simpson shall by Ver- 
tue of these Presents be forever hereafter excluded & de- 
barred from any further Right Title Interest Portion Claim 
or Demand of in or to any Part of the Estate of me the s d 
Daniel Simpson after my Decease (unless it be his double 
share or portion of my Rignt to comon & undivided Lands 
in the Township of York) & unless also he the s d Samuel 
Simpson should be particularly named as a Grantee or Le- 



Book XII, Fol. 107. 

gatee in some after Deed or Instrum* under my Hand & 
Seal In witness whereof I the s' 1 Daniel Simpson have here- 
unto set my Hand & Seal the Seventeenth Day of March in 
the thirteenth Year of his Majesty King George his Reign 
Annoque Domini 1726 | 7 Daniel Simpson (Seal) 

Signed Sealed & Delivered York sc | March 17 th 

in Presence of us 1726 | 7 M r Daniel Simp- 

the Words [of Salt Marsh son the Subscriber to the 
being first interlined foregoing Instrum 1 psonally ap- 
Jer : Moulton pearing acknowledged the same to 

Sam 11 Winch be his free Act & Deed 

Sam 11 Sewall Before me Sam 11 Came J Pac 8 

March. 17. 1726 | 7 A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing Know ye that I Job Young of York in the 
Young County of York in the Province of the Massachus- 
To etts Bay in New England Fisherman for & in Con- 
Swett sideration of twenty five Pounds Current Money 
of New England to me in Hand before the enseal- 
ing hereof well & truly paid by Joseph Swett of s fl York 
Yeoman the Reccit whereof I do hereby acknowledge & my 
self there with fully satisfied contented & paid & thereof & 
of every part & parcel thereof do exonerate acquit & dis- 
charge y e s d Joseph Swett his Heirs Exec is & Adm rs forever 
by these presents have given granted bargained sold aliened 
conveyed & confirmed & by these Presents do freely fully 
& absolutely give grant bargain sell aliene convey & con- 
firm unto him y e s d Joseph Swett his Heirs & Assigns for- 
ever a certain Tract or Parcel of Land situate lying & be- 
ing in y e Township of York near a certain small River 
know T n by the Name of Josias his River which emptieth it 
self into the Sea within the Bounds of the Township of 
Wells containing thirty Acres butted & Bounded as is De- 
scribed in a Return for the same on Record in York Town 
Book Pa«;e 384 bearing Date March the 27. 1710 Reference 
being thereunto had To have & to hold the s d granted & bar- 
gained Premises with all the Priviledges Appurtenan- 
ces & Coinoditics to the same belonging or in any wise ap- 
pertaining to him y e s d Joseph Swett his Heirs & Assigns 
forever To his & their own proper use Benefit & Behoof 
forever — And I the s d Job Young for my self my Heirs 
Exec™ Adm rs do covenant promise & grant to & with the s d 
Joseph Sweet his Heirs & Assigns that at the Ensealing & 



Book XII, Fol. 107. 

until the Delivery hereof I am the true sole & lawful Owner 
of the above bargained Premises & am lawfully seized & 
possessed of the same in mine own proper Eight as a good 
pfect & absolute Estate of Inheritance in Fee simple & have 
in my self good Right full Power & lawful Authority to 
grant bargain sell convey & confirm s d bargained Premises 
in Manner as afores d And that the s d Joseph Swett his Heirs 
& Assigns shall & may from Time to Time & at all Times 
for ever hereafter lawfully peaceably have hold use occupy 
possess & enjoy the s d demised & bargained Premises with 
the Appurtenances free & clear & freely & clearly acquitted 
exonerated & discharged of & from all & all manner of for- 
mer & other Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Leases Mortgages 
Wills Intails Joyntures Dowries Judgments Executions In- 
cumbrances & Extents Furthermore I the s d Job Young for 
my self my Heirs Ex rS & Admin 1 " 8 do covenant & engage the 
afore demised Premises with the Appurtenances to him the 
s d Joseph Swett his Heirs & Assigns against the lawful 
Claims & Demands of all Persons whatsoever forever here- 
after to warrant secure & Defend by these Presents In Avit- 
ness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand & Seal the twen- 
ty fifth Day of February in y e thirteenth Year of King 
Georges Reign Annoq r Domini 1726 | 7 
Signed Sealed & Delivered , his 

in Presence of us Job \ J Young (Seal) 

Ant Baker £ 

JOS : Moody Mark 

York sc | March 17. 1726 | 7 Job 
Young above named psonally appear- 
ing acknowledged y e foregoing Instru- 
ment to be his free Act & Deed 

before Sam 11 Came Jus : Pac s 
March 17. 1726 | 7 A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



To all Christian People to whom these Presents shall 

come Greeting &c Know ye y t I Roger Dearing J r 

Bearing f Kittery in the County of York within his Ma- 

To jestys Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New 
Dearing England Mariner for & in Consideration of the 
Sum of Sixteen Pounds of godd & lawful Money of 
the Province afores d to me in Hand paid before y e Enseal- 
ing hereof well & truly paid by Mary Dearing of Kittery 
afores d the Receit whereof I do acknowledge my self fully 
satisfied therewith and contented & thereof & every part 
thereof do exonerate acquit & discharge the s d Mary Dear- 



Book XII, Fol. 108. 

ing his Heirs Ex rS Adm rs forever by these Presents have 
given granted sold Bargain'd conveyed & confirmed & by 
these Presents do fully freely clearly & absolutely give 
grant bargain sell convey & confirm unto her the s d .Mary 
Dearing Her Heirs & Assigns One Tract of Land about Four 
Acres be it more lying in Kittery afores d Butted & Bound- 
ed by a Lot of Francis Deeds at the South West corner from 
thence it runs East & by South seventeen Pole from thence 
North & by East thirty nine Pole & from thence West & 
by North seventeen Pole & from thence South & by West 
&c Or however otherwise bounded To have and to hold the 
s d Granted & bargained Premises with all the Priviledges & 
Appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise apper- 
taining unto her the s d Mary Dearing her Heirs & Assigns 
forever Unto hers & their only & Sole use & Benefit for- 
ever — And I the s d Roger Dearing for me my Heir Execu- 
tors Adm rs do covenant promise grant To & with the s d Mary 
Dearing her Heirs & Assigns before y e Ensealing hereof I 
am the True sole & lawful Owner of the above bargained 
premises & am lawfully seized & possessed of the same in 
mine own proper Right as a Good Perfect & Absolute Es- 
tate of [108] Inheritance in Fee Simple & have in my self 
good Bight full Power & lawful authority to grant bargain 
sell convey & confirm s d Bargained Premises as in Manner 
aboves d & y l y e s d Mary Dearing Her Heirs & Assigns shall 
& majf from Time to Time & at all Times forever hereafter 
by Force & Virtue of these Presents lawfully peaceably & 
quietly have hold use occupy possess & enjoy y e s d demised 
& bargained Premises with the, Appurtenances free & clear 
freely & (dearly acquitted exonerated & discharged of from 
all & all other former Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Leases 
Mortgages Wills Entails Joyntures Dowries & Executions 
Incumbrances & Extents Furthermore I the s d Roger Dear- 
ing for my self my Heirs Exec rS Adm ls do covenant & En- 
gage the above demised Premises To her the s d Mary Dear- 
ins: Her Heirs & Assigns against y e lawful Claims or De- 
mands of any Person or Persons whatsoever forever here- 
after to warrant secure & defend — And Martha Dearing my 
Wife doth by these Presents freely willingly give yield up 
& Surrender all her Right of Dowry & Power of Thirds of 
in & unto y e above Demised Premises unto Her the s d Mary 
Dearing her Her Heirs & Assigns In witness whereof I have 
hereunto set my Hand & Seal y e Fifteenth Day of Novem- 
ber in the thirteenth Year -of the Reign of our Sovereign 
Lord George by the Grace of God King of Great Brittain 
[Trance & Ireland & in y e Year of our Lord One Thousand 



Book XII, Fol. 108. 

seven Hundred & twenty six 

Signed Sealed & Delivered Roger Dearing (seal) 

in Presence of York ss | Novem br 15 th 1726 

Richard Jordan This Day y e abovenamed Roger 

Theodore Coker Dearing Jun 1 psonally appearing 

W m Pepperrell Jun 1 before the Subscriber one of his 

Majestys Justices of the Peace for s d 

County & acknowledged this foregoing In- 

strum* to be his Free Act & Deed 

Cor m W m Pepperrell Jun r 
March 18. 1726 | 7 A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



To all People to whom these Presents shall Come Nathan- 
Porter <fc ^ P° r t er & Amos Dorman both of Topsfield in 
Dorman ^he ^ 0llll ty °f Fssex in the Province of the Mas- 
To sachusetts Bay in New England Yeoman send 

Clarke Greeting Know ye that whereas Samuel Clark of 
York in the County of York in the Province afore- 
s d House Carpenter did by a certain Deed bearing Date De- 
cember the twelfth Anno Domini one thousand seven Hun- 
dred & twenty Mortgage and Assign over to us the s cl Na- 
thaniel Porter and Amos Dorman a certain Tract or Parcel 
of Land in York afores d containing twelve Acres butted & 
bounded as in the s d Deed reference thereunto being had 
may more fully appear In Consideration of our being secu- 
rity with the s d Clark in a Bond to Col Samuel Brown Esq r 
in the poenal Sum of four Hundred Pounds for the payment 
of two hundred Pounds being y e proper & peculiar Debt of 
the s d Clark now the s d Samuel Clark having fully satisfied 
& paid the s d Col° Browne & thereby discharged & indem- 
nified us our Heirs &c from the s d Bond which by these Pres- 
ents we freely acknowledge we the s d Nathaniel Porter & 
Amos Dorman do for our selves our Heirs Exec ls and Adm lS 
Quit claim & confirm to the s d Samuel Clark his Heirs & As- 
signs forever all the s d twelve Acres of Land with all the 
Rights and Privileges mortgaged to us as a free and clear 
Estate of Inheritance from us the s d Natti 11 Porter & 
Amos Dorman & our Heirs & Assigns forever As witness 
our Hands & Seals this eleventh Day of March Anno Dom- 
ini one thousand seven hundred & twenty six seven 

Nath 11 Porter ( a Seal) 



Book XII, Fol. 108. 

Signed Sealed & Delivered Amos Dorman ( a Seai) 

in Presenee Essex Seil* Salem March 11. 172(5 | 7 

Anna Foster Then Nathaniel Porter & Amos Dorman 

Joseph Putnam both psonally appearing acknowledged 

the above written Instrument to be their 

Voluntary Act & Deed 

Coram Tim Lindall Jus Pac s 
A true Copy of the Original received March 16. 1726 | 7 
Exam d by Jos : Moody Reg r 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing Know ye that I Daniel Fogg of Kittery in 
Fogg To th e County of York & Province of y e Massachu- 
his Son setts Bay in New England Yeoman for & in con- 
sideration of y e Parental Affection which I have 
towards my well beloved Son John Fogg of Scarborough in 
y e same County afores cl Husbandman Have given granted 
aliened conveyed & confirmed And by these Presents for me 
my Heirs Exec rs & Admin rS fully freely clearly & absolute- 
ly Give grant aliene enfeoff convey & confirm unto him y e 
s d John Fogg his Heirs & Assigns forever All those Tracts 
Pieces or Parcels of Land & Marsh hereafter mentioned Sit- 
uate & being in the Township of Scarborough afores (l where 
I formerly dwelt viz* Six Acres of Land more or less ac- 
cording as it was granted me by y e Select Men of Scarbor- 
ough on y c 21 st day of Feb ry 1683 lying near the Meeting 
House thirty six Acres more or less lying at a Place called 
the Beaver Damm granted me by the select Men of Scarbor- 
ough aforcs d on y e fifth Day of Feb iy 1684 one Island of 
Marsh in Scarborough afores d lying above Casco Bridge so 
called containing about half an Acre granted me by y e Se- 
lect Men of Scarborough afores d on y e 4 th Day of May 1685 
Twelve Acres of Marsh lying above y e clay pits so called ad- 
joining to Thomas Larrabys Marsh granted me by the Pro- 
prietors of Scarborough afores d And laid out & bounded by 
the Lotlayers on y e 27 th Day of June 1720 the s d grant bears 
Date y e 22 d Day of the same June afores d y e s d several 
Grants aboveinentioned are recorded in y e Records of y e 
Town of Scarborough reference being thereunto had more 
at large Appears To have and to hold y e s d several Tracts 
Pieces or parcels of Land & Marsh with all y e priviledges & 
appurtenances thereto belonging or in any wise appertain- 
ing or therewith now used occupied & enjoyed unto him the 
s' 1 John Fogg his & Assigns to his & their own proper use 
Benefit & Behoof from hence forth forever — And I y c s d 



Book XII, Fol. 109. 

Daniel Fogg his Heirs &c a to him the s d John Fogg his 
Heirs & Assigns shall & will warrant & Defend the Title & 
possession of the premises & every Part thereof against all 
& every pson & psons Claiming by from & under me 

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand & Seal 
this twenty ninth Day of Dec 1 Anno Domini One thousand 
seven hundred & twenty six — Annoque R 1 R is Georgii Mag- 
na Brittania &c — Decimo tertio Daniel Fogg (Seal) 
Signed Sealed & Delivered York se | Dec 1 29 th 1726 
in the Presence of Daniel Fogg abovenamed pson- 
Christopher Sargeant ally appearing Acknowledged y e 
Hannah Haniond foregoing Instrum* in Writing to be 
Jos : Haniond his Voluntary Act & Deed 

Coram Jos Haniond J Pac 
April 1 st 1727 A true Copy of the OriginalExam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg 1 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing Know ye that I Samuel Clarke of York in the 
Clarke County of York in the Province of the Massachu- 
To setts Bay in New England Carpenter for & in Con- 

Leeman sideration of four hundred & twenty five Pounds 
currant Money of New England afores d to me in 
Hand before y e Ensealing hereof well & truly paid by 
Nathaniel Leeman of s d York Tailor the Receit whereof I 
do hereby acknowledge & my self therewith fully satisfied 
contented & paid & hereof & of every part ,& parcel there- 
of do Exonerate acquit & discharge the s d Nathaniel Lee- 
man his Heirs Exec lS Adrnin rs forever by these presents 
have given granted bargained Sold Alien'd Conveyed & 
Confirmed and by these presents So freely fully and Abso- 
lutely give grant bargain Sell [109] aliene convey & Con- 
firm unto him the s d Nathaniel Leeman his Heirs & Assigns 
for ever a certain Piece or Tract of Land Containing the 
just and exact Quantity of twelve Acres by Measure Situ- 
ate lying and being in the Town of York afores d butted and 
bounded as followeth viz on the North Easterly Side by the 
Meeting House Creek at High Water Mark On the North 
Westerly Side by the Land of John Harmon On the South 
Westerly Side by the Land of Nathaniel Donnell formerly 
the Land of Thomas Donnell Father of s d Nathaniel 
Donnell & Oh the South Easterly Side by the Land of Col° 
Johnson Harmon ; it being the same piece or Parcel of Land 
w ch I bought of the s d Johnson Harmon as by a Deed under 
his Hand & Seal bearing Date May 30 th 1720. May appear 

Book xii. 22 



Book XII, Fol. 109. 

together with the Buildings & Fences thereon and all other 
the Appurtenances thereof To have & to hold the s d granted & 
bargained Premisses with all the Priviledges Appurtenances & 
Commodities thereto belonging or in any wise appertaining 
to him the s d Nathaniel Leeman his Heirs & assigns from 
and after the first Day of May Next ensuing the Date here- 
of thence forth and for ever' To his & their only proper 
Use Benefit and Behoof forever and I the s d Samuel Clarke 
for my Self my Heirs Executors Administrators do Cove- 
nant promise & grant to & with the s d Nathaniel Leeman 
His Heirs and Assigns that at the Ensealing and untill the 
Delivery hereof I am the True Sole & Lawful owner of the 
above bargained Premisses & am Lawfully seized and pos- 
sessed of the Same in Mine own Proper Right as a good 
perfect & absolute Estate of Inheritance in Fee simple and 
have In my Self good Right full Power & Lawf ull Authori- 
ty to grant bargain Sell Convey and Confirm s d bargained 
Premisses in Manner as afores d And that the s d Nathaniel 
Leeman his Heirs & Assigns Shall and may from Time to 
Time and at all Times forever after the s d first day of May 
Next have hold use occupy Posses and Enjoy the s d demised 
and bargained Premisses with the appurtenances free and 
Clear & freely and Clearly acquitted exonerated & discharg- 
ed of from all & all manner of former and other gifts grants 
bargains Sales Leases Mortgages Wills Intails Joyntures 
Dowries Judgments Executions Incumbrances & Extents 
Only the s d Nathaniel Leeman his Heirs and Assigns for 
Ever Shall be under the Same obligations that I the s d Sam- 
uel Clark my Heirs Exec ls Admin rs are laid under by the 
aforementioned deed from the s d Johnson Harmon to me to 
allow unto the s d Johnson Harmon & his whole family and 
Successors the Liberty of a foot path through the Premisses 
as by the s d deed Reference being thereunto had may more 
fully appear — Furthermore I the s d Samuel Clark for my 
Self my Heirs Execut 1 ' 8 & Administrators do Covenanted en- 
gage the fore demised Premisses Except the before Except- 
ed to him the s d Nathaniel Leeman his Heirs & Assigns 
Against the Lawf ull Claims & demands of any Person or 
Persons whatsoever forever hereafter to warrant Secure and 
defend by these presents — and Dorothy Clark the Wife of 
me the s d Samuel Clark doth by these presents freely Will- 
ingly give yeald up and Surrender all her Right of Dower 
& Power of Thirds of in & unto the afore demised Prem- 
isses to him the s d Nathaniel Leeman his Heirs and Assigns 
In Witness whereof I the s d Samuel Clark & Dorothy my 
Wife have hereunto Set our hands Seals this seventeenth 



Book XII, Fol. 109. 

Day of March in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of our 
Sovereign Lord George by the Grace of God of Great Brit- 
ain France & Ireland King Defender of the faith &c An- 
noque Domini One thousand Seven hundred & twenty Six 
Seven 

It is to be understood before Sealing that the aforenamed 
Samuel Clarke reserves to himself heirs & Assigns the one 
full half of the Young Trees growing in the premisses in two 
Nurserries to be aqually divided as to Quantity and Quality 
between s (l Clarke & s d Leeman Provided s d Clark his Heirs 
&c take them away within fourteen months after the date 
hereof Samuel Clarke (Seal) 

Signed Sealed & delivered Dorothy Clarke (Seal) 

in Presents of us York ss York April 5 th 1727 Sam 11 

Stephen Greenleaf Clarke and his Wife Dorothy Clarke 
I Nicholas Sewall above named Personally appearing 

Jos Moody Acknowledged the Above lustrum* to 

be their Voluntary act and Deed 

Cor Sam 11 Moody Justice peace 

April 5 th 1727 A true Copy Examined 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



To all People to whom these presents shall Come Greet- 
ing &c Know ye that I Joseph Weare of York in 
Weare the County of York in the Province of the Massa- 
To chusetts Bay In New England Yeoman for & in 

Sayword consideration of forty Pounds Currant Money of 
New england to me in hand before the Ensealing 
hereof well and truly paid by Joseph Sayword of s d York 
Mill Wright the Reeeit whereof I do hereby acknowledge to 
my full Satisfaction & therefore do exonerate acquit & dis- 
charge the s d Joseph Sayword his Heirs Exec rs & Adminis- 
trators forever by these Presents have Given granted bar- 
gained & Sold & by these Presents do freely fully & abso- 
lutely give grant bargain sell convey & confirm unto him 
the s d Joseph Sayword his Heirs & Assigns forever one 
nineteenth Part of a certain Saw Mill and of a Grist Mill 
lately erected & now standing on a certain Creek in s d York 
comonly called the Meeting House Creek together with the 
nineteenth part of the Damm Flooms Saw Millstones Going 
Geers Iron Work & of the Gondalo built for the use of s d 
Mills and of all ojbher the Priviledges Appurtenances and 
Comodities to the s d Mils belonging or in any wise apper- 
taining To have & to hold the s d one ninteenth Part of s d 



Book XII, Fol. 110. 

Mills & Appurtenances to him the s d Joseph Sayword his 
Heirs & Assigns for ever To his & their own proper use 
Benefit & Behoof forever — And I the Joseph Weare for my 
Self my Heirs Exec rs & Administrators do covenant promise 
& grant to & with the s d Joseph Sayword his Heirs and As- 
signs that at the Ensealing and untill the delivery of these 
Presents I am lawfully seized and possesed of the same 
ninteenth Part of s cl Mills &' Appurtenances in mine own 
proper Right as a good pfect & Absolute Estate of Inheri- 
tance in Fee Simple free of all manner of Incumbrances of 
w l Name or Nature soever that Might in any measure or De- 
gree obstruct or make void this present Deed — And that I 
my Heirs Exec rS & admin 18 shall and will warrant and for- 
ever Defend the s d ninteenth Part of s d Mills and Appurte- 
nances against the lawful Claims and Demands of my self 
the s d Joseph Weare my Heirs & Assigns to him the s d Jo- 
seph Sayword his Heirs & assigns forever hereafter and Sa- 
rah Weare the Wife of me the s d Joseph Weare doth by 
these Presents freely give Yeald up & surrender all her 
Right and Dowry & Power of Thirds of in and unto the s d 
bargained Premissis to him the s d Joseph Sayword his Heirs 
and Assigns In Witness whereof I the s d Joseph Weare and 
Sarah my Wife have hereunto set our Hands and Seals the 
sixth Day of April in the thirteenth year of King Georges 
Reign Annoque Domini 1727 his 

Signed Sealed & Delivered Joseph C> Wear (Seal) 
in Presence of us mark (Seal) 

Paul Wentworth York sc April 6 : 1727 Joseph Wear 
Samuel Sewall acknowledged this Instrument to be 

Samuel Clarke his Act & Deed 

before me Sam 11 Came Jus Peace 
Received April 6. 1727. 
A True Copy of the Original Examined [HO] 

by Jos : Moody Reg 1 



Know all Men by these Presents that I Thomas Perkins 

sen 1 of Arundel in the County of York & Prov- 

Perkins i nce f ye Massachusetts Bay in New England 

To Yeoman my Heirs Exec 18 Admin 18 & Assigns do 

Harding exonerate & acquit and do by these Presents 
Quit claim unto Stephen Harding of s d Town & 
County Blacksmith his Heirs Exec 18 Admin 18 & Assigns all 
my Right Title & Interest that I the s d Perkins have or 
ought to have or ever might or should have by Vertue of a 
Deed or Deeds of Sale of Land purchased by me of Sam 11 



Book XII, Fol. 110. 

Runalls or however otherwise purchased by me the s d Per- 
kins in a certain Tract of Land laying on y e Southerly side 
of certain Line hereafter mentioned & being the very Point 
of Land bounding on the Sea & on the divisional Line be- 
ginning at a Pitch Pine Tree marked with a P on the North 
side & with an H on the south about 32 Poles southerly 
from the Road at the galloping Place so called & so extend- 
ing westwardly or something Northward of it to a crotched 
red Oak Tree marked as aboves d so extending the same 
Course to Kenebunk River & also my Right in a small Piece 
of Land containing about three Acres & Half or thereabouts 
be the same more or less being the Piece of Land where the 
s d Hardings now dwelling House now stands & is bound as 
follows Beginning one Rod & half extending from s d Hard- 
ings dwelling House southerly & so running south easterly 
to a small Beach Tree marked as aboves d & so northerly to 
a small Brook running into y e Cove <fe so Westerly as the 
Cove Runs into s d Kennebunk River & so from the River to 
the first mentioned Bounds & also one Acre of Marsh lying 
up s d Kennebunk River to the true pformance of the above 
mentioned I the aboves d Thomas Pirkins have hereunto set 
my Hand & Seal this fourteenth Day of June in y e Year of 
our Lord seventeen hundred & twenty six 
Signed Sealed & Delivered ml _.. , . ji is . 

hi Presence of Thomas PirkinsCk) (a*) 

Mark 

W m Eliot And furthermore it is to be understood 

James March that notwithstanding y e within mentioned 
the within s d Stephen Harding Is to have lib- 
erty to pass & repass with Team or Drift from 
Time to Time & at all Times hereafter from his 
own House to y e first mentioned Land across s d Pir- 
kins Land by y e within s d Kennebunk River at high 
water Mark r ,„ J* is ^ , . 

Witness IhomasOoPerkins 

_ -m* Mark 

James March , York so I ^ ells J "" e ^ l726 ^ 

abovenamed 1 nomas Perkins psonally 

appeared before me y e subscriber one of 

his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for s d 

County & Voluntarily acknowledged the above 

& within Instriim* to be his Act & Deed 

John Wheelwright 

A true Copy from the Original transcribed April 10. 1727. 

Examined % by Jos : Moody Reg 1 ' 



Book XII, Fol 110. 

To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing Know ye that I Joseph Sayword of York in 
Sayword the County of York in the Province of the Massa- 

To chusetts Bay in New England Mill wright for & 
Swett j n Consideration of y e Sum of Sixty Pounds Cur- 
rant money of New England to me in Hand paid 
Before y e Ensealing & Delivery hereof by Joseph Swett of 
s cl York Yeoman the Receit whereof I do Hereby acknowl- 
edge & my self therewith fully Satisfied Contented & Paid 
& thereof & of every Part & Parcell thereof Do Exonerate 
acquit & Discharge y e s d Joseph Swett his Heirs Exec rs ad- 
min u for ever by these presents have given granted bargain- 
ed sold aliened Conveyed & Confirmed & by these Presents 
do freely fully & absolutely Give grant bargain Sell aliene 
Convey & Confirm unto him the said Joseph Swett his 
Heirs & assigns for ever one Messuage or Tract of Land 
scituate Lying & being in y e Township of York upon y e north 
east side of Cape Neddick River on y e South East Side of 
a Little river Called Josias his River a Small fall in s d 
River & is bounded as followeth viz Beginning a Black 
ash Tree marked on four Sides & runs up s d River south 
west Thirty Poles to an Hemlock Tree marked on four sides 
& runs from thence south East one Hundred & Sixty Poles 
to a red oak Tree marked on four sides & Runs from thence 
North East Thirty Poles to another Red oak Tree marked 
on four Sides & runs from thence North West to y e black 
ash Tree began at which Contains thirty acres as by a re- 
turn for y e same on York Town book Page 292 bearing- 
Date march y e 21 th 1710. Reference being thereunto had 
may more fully appear — also thirteen acres of meadow 
Ground lying in s d york upon y e north East side of Cape 
Neddick Pond upon the Westward Branch of Josias his 
River Bounded as is Expressed in a return of twenty acres 
of meadow laid out to me the s 1 Joseph Sayword by vertue 
of a Grant to my honored Father Jonathan Sayword deceas- 
ed May 26. 1687. which meadow lieth in two parts y e one 
Part containing Twelve acres & y e other Part containing Eight 
acres as by s d Return on Record in York Town book Page 
268. may more fully appear now y e s d thirteen acres is y e 
whole of s (1 Part Containing Twelve acres & one acre of y e 
s d other Part Containing eight acres y e other seven whereof 
I have already conveyed to my Hon d Father in Law Lewis 
Bane late of s d York Esq 1 * Deceased yet undivided To have 
and to hold y e s d granted & bargained Premises with all y e 
appurtenances Priviledges & appurtenances & Commodities 
to y e Same belonging or in any wise appertaining to him y e 



Book XII, Fol. 111. 

s d Joseph Swett his Heirs & assigns forever To his & their 
only Proper use Benefit & behoof for ever and I y e s d Jos- 
eph Say wood for me my Hers Exe tls & admin i lt do Cove- 
nant promise & grant to & with y e s d Joseph Swett his Heirs 
& assigns that at y c Ensealing & untill y e Delivery hereof I 
am the true sole and Lawful owner of y e afore bargained 
Premises & am Lawfully seized & Possessed of y e same in 
mine own proper Eight as a good pfeet & absolute Estate of 
Inheritance in fee simple & have in my self good right full 
Power & Lawfull authority to grant bargain sell Convey & 
Confirm s d bargained Premises in manner as aboves d and y l 
y e s d Joseph Swett his Heirs & assigns shall & may from 
Time to Time & at all Times for ever Hereafter by Force & 
Vertue of these Presents Lawfully Peaceably & Quietty 
have hold use occupy possess & Enjoy the s d demised & 
bargained Premises with the Appurtenances free & clear & 
freely & clearly exonerated acquitted & discharged of from 
all & all manner of former & other Gifts Grants Bargains 
Sales Leases Mortgages Wills Entails Joyntures Dowries 
Judgments Executions & Incumbrances of what Name or 
Nature soever that might in any measure or Degree obstruct 
or make void this present Deed Furthermore I the s d Jos- 
eph Sayword for me my Heirs Exec rs & Admin rs do cove- 
nant & engage the afore demised Premisses & every part & 
parcel thereof to him y e s d Joseph Swett his Heirs '& As- 
signs against the lawful Claims of any pson or psons whatso- 
ever forever hereafter to warrant secure & Defend — And 
Mary S ay word the Wife of me the s d Joseph Sayword doth 
by these Presents freely willing give yield up & surrender all 
her Right of Dowry <fe Power of Thirds of in & unto y e 
afore demised Premisses to him the s d Joseph Swett his 
Heirs & Assigns 

In witness whereof I the s d Joseph Sayword & Mary my 
Wife have [HI] hereunto set our Hands & Seals y e Seven- 
teenth Day of March in y e thirteenth Year of the Reign of 
our Sovereign Lord George over Great Brittain &c a An- 
noq r Domini 1726 I 7 



Book XII, Fol. 111. 

Signed Sealed & Delivered Joseph Say word (seal) 
in y e Presence of us h * r 

Samuel Came Mary J, Say word (seal) 
Sam 11 Winch J 

her Mark 

Deborah^ Webber York sc j March 17. 17 26 | 7 

mark M 1 Joseph Sayword & Mary his 

Wife psonally appearing acknovvd- 

edged y e afore written Instrum 1 to be 

their Act & Deed 

before me Samuel Came Jus : Pac 8 
March 21. 1726 | 7 A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

p Jos : Moody Reg r 



Kittery Septemb 1 ' 10 th 1717 

Then at the Request of Mary Rice of Kittery in 
Wetworth the County of York in New England I laid out a 

small Lot of Land for Paul Wentworth of the 
same Place Ferry Man near y e ferry Place in s d Kittery 
where they Ferry over to Portsmouth in New hampshire & 
It is butted & bounded as followeth Viz 1 on y e South West 
Corner of two Acres of Land given by Thomas Rice the late 
Husband of the aboves d Mary Rice as in his Will will at 
large appear the s d Lot of Land by me laid out to be six 
Rod fronting on y e River of Piscataqua & to carry y* same 
breadth back North westerly (by a little Brook y l runs so) 
seven Rods y e Creek lying on y e westerly side y e s d Land 
The s d Paul Wentworth not to go down into s d Creek to 
low Water mark but only at high Water Mark at comon 
Tides — And on Piscataqua River to have the Priviledges of 
his full Front of six Rods to Wharf as far as he Please } 7t 
Breadth into y e River y e s d Lot to be six Rod front & seven 
Rod back y l same Breadth of six Rod — Laid out by me 

James Jeffry Surveyor 
April 5 th 1727. A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg 1 



Received of M 1 Samuel Fernald the Sum of one Hundred 

thirty one Pound eighteen shillings & five pence in 

Eastwick Province Bills of Credit it being in full satisfaction 

To f or a Judgment obtain 11 in y e superiour Court of 

Fernald Judicature held at York for y e County of York 

sometime in May in the Year one thousand seven 

hundred twenty & three with y e Officers Fees Witness my 

Hand & Seal in Kittery in y e County of York this twenty 



Book XII, Fol. 111. 

sixth Day of Septemb 1- One thousand seven hundred twenty 
four Step n Eastwicke (seal) 

Signed Sealed & Delivered Prov : N Hamps 1 * Decemb r 

in y e Presence of 18 th 1724. Cap 1 Stephen East- 

John Newmarch wicke appeared & acknowledged 

Rich d Pine y e Instrument to be his Act & Deed 

Coram Geo : Jeffry J. Pac s 
April 4 th 1727. A true Copy of the Original Exam 1 

by Jos : Moody Reg 1 



Know all Men by these Presents y t whereas Mary Rogers 
of Kittery in the County of York Widow now the 
Pope Wife of Richard Rice of s d Kittery Yeoman did by 
To an Instrument under her Hand & Seal bearing Date 
Rice June 7— 1726, & recorded in the eleventh Book of 
Records for Deeds &c for the County of York Fol° 
53 Lease set & to farm let unto Richard Pope of the same 
Place Shipwright certain Tracts or Parcells of Land tying 
in s d Kittery bounded as may appear by s d Instrument the 
same being an Indenture of Lease Now the s d Richard Pope 
for divers good Causes & Considerations him thereunto 
moving dotli hereby fully & freely surrender up all the s d 
Lands & Appurtenances (excepting only the Quick Stock 
mentioned in the s d Indenture) to the s d Richard Rice & 
Mary his Wife their THeirs & Assigns for ever — To have & 
to hold to them the s d Richard & Mary Rice their Heirs & 
Assigns for e^er except the before excepted — »I'n Considera- 
tion whereof the s d Richard Rice & Mary his Wife do here- 
by exonerate acquit & discharge the s d Richard Pope his 
Heirs &c of all manner of Rents Dues Covenants & Engage- 
ments w c might have been demanded or claimed & have be- 
come due or payable by Vertue of the s d Indenture except- 
ing only what concerns the Quick Stock or living Creatures 
therein mentioned — In Witness whereof the s d Richard & 
Mary Rice & Richard Pope have hereunto set their Hands 
& Seals the eighteenth Day of April in the thirteenth Year 
of his Majesty King Georges Reign — Anno Domini 1727 
Signed Sealed & Delivered ^». ! , hi * 

In Presence of us Richwri^Pope ( Seal ) 

Jos : Moody Richard Rice (Seal) 

Lucy Moody her 

Mary yj Rice (Seal) 

Ma.k 

April. 18. 1727 A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



Book XII, Fol. 111. 

To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing Know ye That I William Moody of Newbury in 
Moody the County of Essex in the Province of the Massa- 
To chusetts Bay in New England for & in Considera- 

Farnam tion of eighty Pounds in Money to me in Hand 
paid by Daniel Farnam, of York in the County of 
York & Province af ores d on the Receit whereof I do here 
acknowledge my self fully satisfied & contented, & do by 
by these Presents give grant bargain sell alienate convey & 
confirm unto him the s d Daniel Farnam a certain Tract of 
Land situate lying & being in York afores d containing six- 
teen Acres & is bounded as followeth That is to say on the 
South West End of a tenn Acre Lot which Ralf Farnam 
bought of s d Moody & then running South West to Kittery 
Line by s d Farnams Lot and then running by Kittery Line 
as the Trees are marked, such a Wedth as shall contain six- 
teen Acres & so holding its Breadth to the ten Acre Lot 
afores d the s d Land is situated on the South West side of 
York River To have and to hold the s d granted & bargained 
Premisses with all the Appurtenances Priviledges & Oomo- 
dities to the same belonging or any Ways appertaining To 
him the s d Daniel Farnam his Heirs Exec 18 Admin 18 & As- 
signs for ever, as a good & lawful & perfect & absolute Es- 
tate of Inheritance in Fee simple. Furthermore I the s d 
William Moody for my self my Heirs Exec rs Admin ls do 
covenant & engage the above demised Premisses to him the 
s d Daniel Farnam his Heirs Exec 1 ' 8 Admin 1 ' 8 & Assigns 
against the lawful Claims or Demands of any Person what- 
soever & for ever hereafter do warrant to secure & defend 
— In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand & Seal 
this seventeenth Day of March Anno Domini One thousand 
seven hundred & twenty & six or seven 
Signed Sealed & Delivered William Moodey (Seal) 

in Presence of us Essex March the 17 th Day 

John Goodridge Anno Dom : 1726 | 7 The 

Samuel Moodey withinnamed M 1 William Moody 

psonally appeared & acknowledged 
this Instrument to be his free Act & 
Deed 

Before me John D timer J. Peace 
March 24 th 1726 | 7 A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos: Moody Reg 1 



Book XII, Fol. 112. 

To all People to whom these Present Deed of Sale may 
come James Smith of Scarborough in the County 
Smith f York in the Province of the Massachusetts Bay 
To i n New England Blacksmith sendeth Greeting 

Smith Know ye the s d James Smith for & in Considera- 
tion of sixty Pounds Money in Hand paid by John 
Smith of [York] in aboves d County Yeoman at the Receit 
whereof the s tl James Smith doth acknowledge himself there- 
with fully paid satislied & contented & doth hereby release 
acquit exonerate & discharge the s d John Smith of & from 
every Payment thereof & hath given granted bargained sold 
aliened enfeoffed & conveyed & doth hereby give grant bar- 
gain sell aliene enfeoff© & confirm convey & fully & freely 
<& absolutely convey & confirm unto the s d John Smith & 
his Heirs & Assigns for ever on half Part of my Lot of 
Land lying in the Town of York lying above York Bridge 
known by the Name of Bricksom The s d one half Part con- 
taining fourteen Acres or thereabout & is bounded as fol- 
io weth On the North East by the Land that John Linscot 
bought of abovenamed James Smith as p Deed bearing Date 
with this & on the South East by Nathanael liamdeals Land 
& on the South West by s d John Smiths own Land & on 
the North West by a Lot of Land granted to aboves d James 
Smith or how otherway it may be bounded-together with all 
the Writs Titles Priviledges Emoluments & Appurtenances 
thereunto belonging or appertaining or that ever may re- 
dound to the same or any Part or Parcel thereof-Unto him 
the s d John Smith his Heirs & Assigns for ever To have 
and to hold & quietly & peaceably to possess occupy & en- 
joy the same as a sure Estate in Fee simple. Moreover the 
s d James Smith cloth for himself his Heirs Exee is Admin 18 
to & with the s d John Smith his Heirs & Assigns that the 
abovebargained Premisses with all their Priviledges to be 
free from all former Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Kents 
Widow Thirds Mortgages or any other Incumbrances what- 
soever as also from all future Claims Challenges Demands 
or any Interruptions whatsoever to be had or comenced by 
him the said James Smith his Heirs Exec rs Admin rs or As- 
signs or any other Person or persons whatsoever proseeding 
the Date he doth warrantize & will defend the abovebar- 
gained Premisses. In Witness hereof the abovenamed James 
Smith hath set to his Hand & Seal this thirty first Day of 
March One thousand seven hundred & twenty seven & in 
the thirteenth Year of King Georges Reign 



Book XII, Fol. 112. 

Signed sealed & delivered James Smith (seal) 

in Presence of York sc | York March y e 31. 

Jacob Curtis 1727 James Smith appeared be- 

Benj a Stone fore me the Subscriber one of his 

Majesty's Justices of the Peace for s d 
County and acknowledged the above In- 
strument to be his free Act <£ Deed 

Samuel Came 
March 31. 1727. A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing &c — Know ye that we Joseph Bane of York in the 
County of York in the County of York in the Province of 
the Massachusetts Bay in New England Gent 11 & Joanna my 
Wife & Mehetabel Haynes of s d York Widow Woman the 
s d Joanna & Mehetabel being two of the Children & Coheirs 
of John Freethy late of s d York deceased for & in Consid- 
eration of the Sum of forty Pounds currant Money of New 
England to us in Hand before Ensealing & Delivery hereof 
well & truly paid by Samuel Came of s d York Esq 1 in Pro- 
portion following that is the one Third Part of s d Sum to 
Joseph Bane & Joanna his Wife & two thirds thereof to the 
said Mehetabel Haynes the Rcceit whereof we do hereby ac- 
knowledge & our selves there with fully satisfied contented 
& paid & thereof and of every Part & Parcel thereof do ex- 
onerate acquit & discharge the s d Samuel Came his Heirs 
Exec 18 Admin rs for ever by these Presents ; have given 
granted bargained sold aliened conveyed & confirmed & by 
these Presents do freely fully & absolutely give grant bar- 
gain sell aliene enfeoffe convey & confirm unto him the s d 
Samuel Came his Heirs & Assigns for ever in Proportion as 
afores' 1 a certain Tract or Parcel of Land situate lying & be- 
ing in the Township of York above York Bridge containing 
fifty Acres by Estimation be the same more or less Avhich 
was granted to the abovenamed John Freethy our honored 
Father deceased by the Town of York August 20 th 1G85 & 
laid out June the 9 th 1703. as by the s d Grant & the Return 
thereof on York Town Records may at Large appear Refer- 
ence being thereunto had for the Boundaries thereof One 
Third Part of which Tract of Land descended to each of us 
the s d Children by Inheritance & the other third Part there- 
of was purchased by the s d Mehetabel Haynes of Jonathan 
Spoford and Jemima his Wife — To have and to hold the s d 
granted & bargained Premisses with all the Priviledges Ap- 



Book XII, Fol. 113. 

purtenances & Comodities to the same belonging or in any 
wise appertaining to him the s d Samuel Came his Heirs & 
Assigns for ever. To his & their only proper Use Benefit 
& Behoofe for ever. * And we the s d Joseph Bane & Joanna 
my Wife & Mehetabel Haynes for our selves our Heirs Ex- 
ec™ Admin rs do covenant promise & grant to & with the s d 
Samuel Came his Heirs & Assigns that at the Ensealing & 
until the Delivery hereof we are the true sole & lawful Own- 
ers of the afore bargained Premisses & are lawfully seized & 
possessed of the same in our own proper Right as a good 
pfect & absolute Estate of Inheritance in Fee simple & have 
in our selves good Right full Power & lawful Authority to 
grant bargain sell convey & confirm s d bargained Premisses 
in Manner & Proportion as afores d And that the s d Samuel 
Came his Heirs and Assigns shall & may from Time to Time 
& at all Times for ever hereafter by Force & Virtue of 
these Presents lawfully peaceably & quietly have hold use 
occupy possess & enjoy the s d bargained & demised Prem- 
isses with the Appurtenances free & clear & freely & clear- 
ly exonerated acquitted & discharged of from all & all Man- 
ner of former or other Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Leases 
Mortgages Wills Entails Joyutures Dowries Judgments Ex- 
ecutions Incumbrances & Extents — Further more we the s d 
Joseph Bane & Joanna my Wife & Mehetabel Haynes for 
our selves & our respective Heirs Exec ls & Admin 18 do cove- 
nant & engage the aforedemised Premisses in the Propor- 
tion afores d to him the s d Samuel Came his Heirs & Assigns 
against the lawful Claims & Demands of any Person or Per- 
sons whatsoever for ever hereafter to warrant secure & de- 
fend - - In Witness whereof we the s d Joseph & Joanna Bane 
& Mehetabel Haynes have hereunto set our Hands & Seals 
the twenty first Day of March in the thirteenth Year of King 
Georges Reign Annoq 1 ' Dom 1 1726 | 7 

Joseph Bane (seal) 

her 



Johanah i^Bane (seal) 



mark 
her 

Mehitibel^Hains (Seal) 

Signed Sealed & ( Jer : Moulton 
Delivered in } Abraham Martin 

Presence of us ( Mary Bean [113] 

York ss I York April 5 th 1727. Cap* Joseph Bane ac- 
knowledged the within Instrument to be his Act & Deed 

Coram John Penhallow Jus : Pac s 

York sc I April the 6 th 1727. Johanah Bane & Mehitable 



Book XII, Fol. 113. 

Hains both psonally appeared before me the Subscriber & 
acknowledged this Deed or Instrument to be their free Act 
& Deed Before me John Gray Just* Pacis 

April the 6 th 1727. A true Copy of the Original Exam 4 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing &c Know ye That I Tobias Leighton of Kit- 
Leighton tery in the County of York in the Province of 
To the Massachusetts Bay in New England Yeoman 

Pope f or & i n Consideration of the Sum of twelve 

Pounds in good Bills of Credit on the afores d 
Province to me in Hand before the Ensealing •& Delivery 
hereof well & truly paid by William Pope of the afores d 
Place Shipwright the Receit whereof I do hereby acknowl- 
edge & my self therewith fully satisfied & contented & there 
& of every Part & Parcel thereof do exonerate acquit & ful- 
ly discharge the s d William Pope his Heirs Exec rs & Ad- 
min 18 for ever by these Presents have given granted bargain- 
ed sold conveyed & confirmed And by these Presents do 
freely fully & absolutely give, grant bargain, sell, convey 
& confirm unto him the s d William Pope his Heirs & As- 
signs for ever a certain Tract or Parcel of Upland, situate 
lying & being in the Township of Kittery afores d joy n ing to 
the River of Piscatiqua at the Place called & comonly known 
by the Name of Crooked Lane containing half an Acre but- 
ted & bounded as folio we th Beginning at the Edge of the 
Bank on the West North West Side of my Land & then to 
run by the Side or Edge of the Bank fifty five Foot East 
South East to Thomas Harriets Land & then to run back 
from the Banks Edge fifty five Foot in Breadth North North 
East into my Land until half an Acre be compleated & end- 
ed & also from the Side of the afores d Bank the afores d 
Breadth to Low- Water-Mark And also the Liberty of an 
High Way on my Land where I shall appoint to the Coun- 
try Road to go to and from the s d half Acre of Land togeth- 
er with the Appurtenances thereunto belonging To have and 
to hold the s d granted & bargained Premisses with all the 
Privi ledges & Comodities to the same belonging or in any 
wise appertaining to him the s d William Pope his Heirs & 
Assigns for ever And to his & their own proper Use Benefit 
& Behoof e for ever ; And I the s d Tobias Leighton for me 
my Heirs Exec 1 ' 8 & Admin 18 do covenant promise & grant to 
& with the s d William Pope his Heirs & Assigns that before 
the Ensealing hereof I am the true sole & lawful Owner of 



Book XII, ]?ol. 113. 

the abovebargained Premisses & am lawfully possessed of 
the same in mine own proper Right as a good pfect & abso- 
lute Estate of Inheritance in Fee simple And have in my 
self good Right & lawful Authority to grant sell convey & 
confirm s cl bargained Premisses in Manner as aboves d And 
that the s d William Pope his Heirs & Assigns shall & may 
from Time to Time and at all Times for ever hereafter by 
Force & Virtue of these Presents lawfully peaceably & qui- 
etly have hold use occupy possess & enjoy the s d demised & 
bargained Premisses with the Appurtenances free & clear & 
freely & clearly acquitted exonerated & discharged of from 
all & all manner of former or other Gifts Grants Bargains 
Sales Leases Mortgages Wills Joyntures Dowries Judg- 
ments & Incumbrances whatsoever — Furthermore I the s cl 
Tobias Leigh ton for my self my Heirs Exec rs & Admin rs do 
covenant & engage the abovedemised Premisses to him the 
s d "William Pope his Heirs & Assigns against the lawful 
Claims or Demands of any Person or Persons whatsoever 
for ever hereafter to warrant secure & defend In Witness 
whereof I have hereunto set my Hand & Seal this sixth Day 
of September Anno Domini One thousand seven hundred 
twenty & six Annoq r Regni Regis Georgii Magna Britannia 
&c decimo tertio— the Word [Bank] on the other Page was 
interlined before Signing Tobias Leighton (Seal) 

Signed sealed & delivered York sc | March 20 th 1726 | 7 
in Presence of Tobias Leighton abovenamed pson- 

Peter Staple ally appearing acknowledged y e fore- 

Ben j a Fernald going Instrument in Writing to be his 
John Davis voluntary Act & Deed 
William Chandler Coram Jos : Hamond J. Pac s 

April 5. 1727. A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing &c Know ye that I Tobias Leighton of Kit- 
Leighton tery in the County of York in the Province of the 

To Massachusetts Bay in New England Yeoman for & 
Chandler i n Consideration of the Sum of twelve Pounds in 
good Bills of Credit on the afores d Province to me 
in Hand before the Ensealing & Delivery hereof well & 
truly paid by William Chandler of Portsmouth in the Pro- 
vince of New Hamps r in New England afores d Shipwright 
the Receit whereof I do hereby acknowledge & my self 
therewith fully satisfied contented & paid & thereof & of 
every Part & Parcel thereof do exonerate acquit & fully 



Book XII, Fol. 114. 

discharge the s d William Chandler his Heirs Exec rs & Adm rs 
for ever by these Presents have given granted bargained sold 
conveyed & confirmed And by these Presents do freely ful- 
ly & absolutely give grant bargain sell convey & confirm 
unto him the s cl William Chandler his Heirs & Assigns for- 
ever a certain Tract or Parcel of Upland situate lying and 
being in the Township of Kittery afores d joyning to the 
River of Piscataqua at the Place called & comonly known 
by the Name of Crooked Lane containing half an Acre but- 
ted & bounded as followeth Beginning at the Edge of the 
Bank on the East South East of the Land that is Thomas 
Harrietts & to run from y e s d Harrietts Land fifty five foot 
East South East by the Side or Edge of the Bank & then 
to run back from the Edge of the Bank fifty foot in Breadth 
North North East into my Land until half an Acre be com- 
pleated & ended & also from the Side of the afores d Bank 
the afores d Breadth down to Low Water Mark & Also the 
Liberty of a high Way on my Land where I shall appoint 
unto the Country Road to go to & from the s d Half Acre of 
Land together with the Appurtenances thereunto belonging 
To have and to hold the s d granted & bargained Premisses 
with all the Priviledges & Comodities to the same belong- 
ing or in any wise appertaining To him the s d William 
Chandler his Heirs & Assigns for ever & to his & their own 
proper Use Benefit Behoofe for ever. And I the s d Tobias 
Leighton for me my Heirs Exec rs & Admin rs do covenant 
promise & grant to & with the s d William Chandler his 
Heirs & Assigns that before the Ensealing hereof I am the 
true sole & lawful owner of the abovebargained Premisses 
& am lawfully seized & possessed of the in mine own prop- 
er Right as a good pfect & absolute Estate of Inheritance in 
Fee simple And have in my self good Right & lawful [114] 
Authority to grant sell convey & confirm the s d bargained 
Premisses in Manner as afores d And y t the s d William Chan- 
dler his Heirs & Assigns shall & may from Time to Time & 
at all Times for ever hereafter by Force & Virtue of these 
Presents laAvfully peaceably & quietly have hold use occupy 
possess & enjoy the s d demised & bargained Premisses with 
the Appurtenances free & clear & freely & clearly acquitted 
exonerated & discharged of from all & all manner of former 
or other Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Leases Mortgages 
Wills Joyntures Dowries Judgments & Incumbrances what- 
soever. Furthermore I the s (l Tobias Leighton for my self 
my Heirs Exec rs & Admin rs do covenant & engage the 
abovedemised Premisses to him the s d William Chandler his 
Heirs & Assigns against the lawful Claims or Demands of 



Book XII, Fol. 114. 

any Person or Persons whatsoever forever hereafter to war- 
rant secure & defend In Witness whereof I have hereunto 
set my Hand & Seal this sixteenth Day of February Anno 
Domini One thousand seven hundred & twenty six | seven 
Aunoque R* R is Georgii Magna Britannia &c Decimo tertio 
Signed Sealed & delivered Tobias Leighton (Seal) 

in the Presence of York sc | March 20 th 1726 | 7 

Benj a Fernald Tobias Leighton abovenamed pson- 

John Davis ally appearing acknowledged the fore- 

John Shepard going Instrument in Writing to be his 
voluntary Act & Deed 

Coram Jos : Hamond J. Pac s 
April. 5. 1727. A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



This Indenture made this fourteenth Day of February 
Anno Domini One thousand seven hundred & 
Pope twenty & six | seven in the thirteenth Year of the 

To Reign of our Sovereign Lord George of Great 

Fernald Britain &c King — Between William Pope of Kith 
tery in the County of York in the Province of the 
Massachusetts Bay in New England Shipwright of the one 
Part & Benjamin Fernald of the same Place Shipwright of 
the other Part witnesseth That the s d William Pope for & 
in Consideration of the Sum of twelve Pounds in good Bills 
of Credit on the afores d Province to him in Hand paid be- 
fore the Ensealing & Delivery hereof by the s d Benjamin 
Fernald the Receit whereof he doth hereby acknowledge & 
himself therewith fully satisfied & paid & thereof & of every 
Part thereof doth exonerate & acquit the s d Benjamin Fer- 
nald his Heirs Exec rs & Admin 18 for ever by these Presents 
hath given granted bargained sold aliened conveyed & con- 
firmed & by these Presents doth freely fully & absolutely 
give grant bargain sell aliene convey & confirm unto him 
the s d Benjamin Fernald his Heirs & Assigns for ever a cer- 
tain Tract or Parcel of Upland situate lying & being in the 
Township of Kittery afores d joyning to the River of Piscat- 
iqua at the Place called & comonly knoAvn by the Name 
Crooked Lane containing half an Acre Butted & bounded as 
followeth Beginning at the Edge of the Bank on the West 
North West Side of Thomas Hametts Land & then to run 
by the Side or Edge of the Bank fifty five Foot West North 
West & then to run back from the Banks Edge fifty five 
Foot in Breadth until half an Acre be compleated & ended 
& also from the Side of the afores d Bank the afores d 

Book xii. 23 



Book XII, Fol. 114. 

Breadth unto Low Water Mark, and also the Liberty of an 
High Way unto the Country Road to go to & from the s d 
Land together with the Appurtenances unto the said Land 
belonging To have and to hold the s d granted & bargained 
Premisses with all the Priviledges & Comodities to the same 
belonging or in any wise appertaining To him the s cl Benja- 
min Fernald his Heirs and Assigns for ever. And to his <£ 
their own proper Use Benefit & Behoofe for ever. And the 
s d William Pope for himself his Heirs Exec™ & Admin rs 
doth covenant promise & grant to & with the s d Benjamin 
Fernald his Heirs & Assigns that before the Ensealing here- 
of he is the true sole & lawful Owner of the abovebargained 
Premisses & is lawfully possessed of the same in his own 
proper Right as a good pfect & absolute Estate of Inheri- 
tance in Fee simple. And hath in himself good Right & 
lawful Authority to grant sell convey & confirm the s d bar- 
gained Premisses in Manner as aboves' 1 And that the s d Ben- 
jamin Fernald his Heirs & Assigns shall & may from Time 
to Time & at all Times for ever hereafter by Force & Vir- 
tue of these Presents lawfully peaceably & quietly have hold 
use occupy possess and enjoy the s d demised & bargained 
Premisses with the Appurtenances free & clear & freely & 
clearly acquitted exonerated & discharged of from all & all 
manner of former or other Gifts Grants Bargains Sales 
Leases Mortgages Wills Joyntures Dowries Judgments & 
Incumbrances whatsoever Furthermore the s d William Pope 
for himself his Heirs Exec™ & Adminis rs doth covenant & 
promise at & upon the reasonable Request (and at the prop- 
er Cost & Charges in the Law) of the s d Benjamin Fernald 
his Heirs &c to make do perform & execute any further or 
other lawful & reasonable Act or Acts Thing or Things De- 
vice or Devises in y e Law need full or requisite for the 
more pfect Assurance Settling & sure making of the Prem- 
isses as afores d Provided nevertheless & it is the true Intent 
& Meaning of Grantor & Grantee in these Presents any 
thing herein contained to the Contrary notwithstanding That 
if the abovenamed William Pope his Heirs Exec™ Admin 18 
or Assigns — do well & truly pay or cause to be paid unto 
y e above named Benjamin Fernald his Heirs Exec rs Admin™ 
or Assigns y fc full & just Sum of twelve Pounds in good 
currant Money in New England or in good Bills of Credit 
on y e afores d Province with y e lawful Interest thereof at on 
or before y e fourteenth Day of Feb ry next ensuing the Date 
hereof then this above written . Deed or Obligation & every 
clause & Article therein contained shall be null void & 
of none effect or else shall abide in full Force & Virtue In 



Book XII, Fol. 115. 

witness whereof y e s d Will" 1 Pope hath hereunto set his 
Hand & Seal the Day & Year first above written 
Signed Sealed & Delivered William Pope (Seal) 

in y e presence of York ss/April 3 d 172 7 

Tobias Leighton This Day the within nam- 

John Shepard ed William Pope personally ap- 

Peter Staple pearing before y e Subscrib r & ac- 

knowledg d y e within Instrum* to be his 
free Act and Deed 

Cor m W m Pepperrell Jun r J. Peace 
April 5 th 1727. A true Copy of y e Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg 1 ' 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Know 
ye that I Thomas Harres of Dover in y e Province 
Harris f New Hampsh r in New England for & in con- 
To sideration of the Sum of eighteen Pounds of 
2 Berry's Money to me in Hand paid by Joseph Berry & 
Elisha Berry both of Scarborough in the County 
of York in his Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts Bay 
in New England well & truly paid before the Ensealing 
hereof the Receit whereof I do hereby acknowledge & my- 
self therewith fully satisfied and contented & thereof & of 
every Part & Parcel thereof do exonerate acquit & discharge 
the s d Joseph Berry & Elisha Berry their Heirs Exec rs Ad- 
min" for ever by these Presents have given granted bar- 
gained sold aliened [115] conveyed & confirmed & by these 
Presents do freely fully & absolutely give grant bargain sell 
aliene convey & confirm unto them the said Joseph & Eli- 
sha Berry them their Heirs & Assigns for ever one Mes- 
suage or Tract of Marsh situate lying & being in Scarbor- 
ough at y e Place called Little River Marsh containing by 
Estimation eight Acres be it more or less bounded as fol- 
io weth Beginning at Nathan Knight South West Side of his 
Marsh at a Pitch Pine Tree standing on the Beech & run- 
ning South West at the Beech 22 Poles to a Pitch Pine 
marked T. H & then running West North West to the Up- 
land one hundred twenty Poles & then running by the Up- 
land 3 Pole to Nathan Knights Marsh & then by Knights 
Marsh to the first Bound To have and to hold the s d grant- 
ed & bargained Premisses with all the Appurtenances Priv- 
iledges & Comodities to the same belonging or in any wise 
appertaining to him the s d Joseph Berry & Elisha Berry 
their Heirs & Assigns for ever — To them their only proper 
Use Benefit & Behoof for ever — And I the s d Thomas Har- 



Book XII, Fol. 115. 

ris for me my Heirs Exec rs Admin" do covenant promise & 
grant to & with the s d Joseph Berry & Elisha Berry their 
Heirs & Assigns that before the Ensealing hereof I am the 
true sole & lawful Owner of the above bargained Premisses 
. & am lawfully seized & possessed of the same in mine own 
proper Right as a good pfect & absolute Estate of Inheri- 
tance in Fee simple & have in my self good Right full Pow- 
er & lawful Authority to grant bargained Premisses in man- 
ner as aboves d And that the s d Joseph Berry & Elisha Berry 
their Heirs & Assigns shall & may from Time to Time & at 
all Times for ever hereafter by Force & Virtue of these 
Presents lawfully peaceably & quietly have hold use occupy 
possess & enjoy the s (l demised & bargained Premisses with 
the Appurtenances free & clear & freely & clearly acquitted 
exonerated & discharged of from all & all manner of former 
or other Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Leases Mortgages 
Wills Entails Joyntures Dowries Judgments Executions In- 
cumbrances & Extents Furthermore I the s d Thomas Harms 
for my self my Heirs Exec rs Admin rs do covenant & engage 
the above demised Premisses to them the s d Joseph Berry & 
Elisha Berry their Heirs & Assigns against the lawful 
Claims or Demands of any Person or Persons whatsoever 
for ever hereafter to warrant secure & defend this third Day 
of April One thousand seven hundred & twenty seven 
Signed Sealed & Delivered his 

in Presence of us Witnesses Thomas ^Harres (Seal) 

Aaron Jewett mark 

Charles Pine York sc | York April 5 th 1727. 

The abovenamed Thomas Harris ac- 
knowledged the foregoing Instrument to 
be his Act & Deed 

Cor John Penhallow Jus : Pac s 

April 5. 1727. A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg 1 



To all Christian People to whom these Presents shall come 

Greeting Know ye that we John Rhods Fisherman 

2 Rhoads & Samuel Roads Cord wain er both of Marble Head 

To i n ye County of Essex in the Province of the Mas- 
Webber sachusetts Bay in New England for & in consider- 
ation of y e Sum of twenty Pounds currant Money 
of y e province afores d to us in Hand before y e Ensealing 
hereof by John Webber of Wells in y e County of York Hus- 
bandman y e Receit whereof I do hereby acknowledge & my 
self fully satisfied contented & paid have given granted bar- 



Book XII, Fol. 115. 

gained sold aliened released conveyed <& confirmed & by 
these Presents do freely clearly & absolutely give Grant 
bargain sell aliene release convey & confirm unto him the s d 
John Webber his Heirs & Assigns forever all y e Right Ti- 
tle and Interest belonging to our Mother Tabitha Rhoads 
dec d which she had in her life Time in y e Land in y e Town- 
ship of Scarborough in y e s d County of York which she de- 
rived from her Father Ambrose Boden as by his last Will & 
Testament will appear be y e same more or less To have and 
to hold y e before granted Premises with y e Appurtenan- 
ces unto y e s d John Webber his Heirs Exec 18 Adm rs & As- 
signs forever to his & their own proper Use Benefit & Be- 
hoof forever more And we y e s d John Rhoads & Sam 11 
Rhoads for our selves our Heirs Exec rS & Adm ls do cove- 
nant promise & grant unto & with y e s (1 John Webber his 
Heirs & Assigns forever that before & until y e Ensealing 
hereof We are the true sole proper & lawful Owners & pos- 
sessors of y e before granted Premises with y e Appur" & 
have in our selves good Right full Power & lawful Author- 
ity to give grant bargain sell aliene release convey & con- 
firm y e same as afores d & y fc free & clear & freely & clearly 
executed acquitted & discharged of & from all former & 
other Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Leases Mortgages Wills 
Intails Joyntures Dowries Thirds Executions & Incumbran- 
ces whatsoever. And furthermore we y e s d John Rhoads & 
Sam 11 Rhoads for our selves our Heirs Exec ls & Adm rs do 
hereby covenant promise & engage the before granted Prem- 
ises with the Appurtenances unto him y e s d John Webber 
his Heirs & Assigns forever to warrant secure & defend 
against the lawful Claims or Demands of any Person or Per- 
sons whatsoever In witness whereof we have hereunto set 
our Hand & Seals with our respective Wives (in Token of 
their Consent to this Bargain & Sale) this 10 Lh Day of Feb r 
Anno Domini 1726 | 7 In y e 13. Year of his Majes 8 Reign 
Signed Sealed & D d x , h f T ., 

% Presence of us John^-f Rhoads (Seal) 

Joseph Collins Sam 11 Rhoads (Seal) 

Benjamin Coates _ her _, _ . 

Jeaiv Rhoads (Seal) 

Mark 

Muem Rods (Seal) 

Marble Head Feb iy 15. 1726 | 7 John Rhoads & Samuel 
Rhoads psonally appeared before me dc acknowledged this 
Instrument to be their Act & Deed 

Nan 11 Norden Jus. Peace 
April. 10. 1727. A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



Book XII, Fol. 116. 

To all Christian People to whom these Presents shall come 
We Samuel Norton & Lydia Norton Wife of the s d 
Norton Samuel Norton of Almsbury in the County of Essex 
To within his Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts 
Babb B a y j n New England Know ye that we the s d Samuel 
Norton and Lydia Norton his Wife as af ores d for & in 
Consideration of the Love good Will & Affection which we 
have & do bear towards our dutiful & Wei beloved Son 
Joshua Babb of Portsmouth in the Province of New Hamp- 
shire in New England which Consideration us thereto mov- 
ing have given & do by these Presents fully freely clearly 
& absolutely give & bequeath unto him the s d Joshua Babb 
his Heirs & Assigns for ever all that our Right Title Interest 
Challenge Claim & Demand which we the s d Samuel Norton 
& Lydia Norton his Wife as afores d now have or ever here- 
after could or might have had in & unto the whole & every 
Part of the Estate of our honored Father Arthur Brandon 
of York in the Province of Maine in New England dec d To 
have and to hold the above demised & bequeathed Premisses 
to him the s d Joshua Babb his Heirs & Assigns free & clear 
& freely & clearly for ever — To his & their only Benefit <£ 
Behoofe [116] In Witness whereof we have hereunto set 
our Hands & Seals this seventeenth Day of May in the ninth 
Year of his Majesty's Reign Annoq 1 Domini One thousand 
seven hundred & twenty three his 

Signed Sealed & Delivered Samuel \ Norton (Seal) 

in the Presence of Ma rk 

Orlando Bagly Jun r Lydia Norton (Seal) 

^ x»- i x i his Essex sc/ Salisbury May y e 17 th 

I nomas Bicklord i^o r™ ' ,, u J j o 

mark l'*o. Inen the abovenamed oam- 

uel Norton & Lydia Norton both 
psonally appeared before me the Sub- 
scriber & acknowledged the above writ- 
ten Instrument to be their Act & Deed 
W m Bradbury Justice of the Peace 
April. 13. 1727. A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing &c Know ye That I Samuel Came of York in 
Came the County of in the Province of the Massachu- 
To setts Bay in New England Esq 1 for & in Consider- 

01iver ation of the Sum of ninety Pounds currant Money 
of New England to me in Hand before the Enseal- 
ing hereof well & truly paid by Robert Oliver of York afore- 



Book XII, Fol. 116. 

s d Husbandman the Reeeit whereof I do hereby acknowledge 
& my self therewith fully satisfied & contented & thereof & 
of every Part & Parcel thereof do exonerate acquit & dis- 
charge the s d Robert Oliver his Heirs Exec ls Admin 18 for 
ever by these Presents have given granted bargained sold 
aliened conveyed & confirmed & by these Presents do free- 
ly fully & absolutely give grant bargain sell aliene convey & 
confirm unto him the s d Robert Oliver his Heirs & Assigns 
for ever the several Tracts or Parcels of Land & Marsh here- 
after mentioned — situate lying & being in the Township of 
York viz A Lot of Land above York Bridge containing fifty 
Acres by Estimation formerly granted to John Freethy of 
s d York & laid out to his Heirs &c June 9. 1703 & since 
viz on the twenty first Day of March last conveyed to me 
the s d Samuel Came by Joseph Bane & Joanna his Wife & 
Mehetabel Haynes y e s d Joanna Bane & Mehetabel Haynes 
being the Daughters of s d John Freethy bounded as in the 
Return appears. Also a forty Acre Lot at the Head of the 
Bell Marsh which was granted to my honored Father Arthur 
Came April 22. 1686 & laid out to me Decemb r y e 19 1718 
as by York Town Book Page 88 & Page 377. Reference be- 
ing thereunto had may appear where s d fort}^ Acres of Land 
is bounded — Also two Acres of Fresh Marsh laid out to me 
the s d Samuel Came Decemb r y e 8 th 1717 the same being 
Part of twenty Acres of Meadow granted to me the s d Sam- 
uel Came at a legal Town Meeting hold en in s d York March 
the 8 th 1714 | 15 & lies to the North Eastward of Acomen- 
ticus Hills on a small Brook that emptieth itself into Great 
Works River within Berwick Bounds as by York Town Book 
Page 377 may more fully appear Reference being thereunto 
had for the Boundaries thereof or however s d Land & Mead- 
ow may be otherwise bounded — To have and to hold the s d 
granted & bargained Premisses with all the Appurtenances 
Priv Hedges & Cofhodities to the same belonging or in any 
wise appertaining to him the s d Robert Oliver his Heirs & 
Assigns for ever To his & their only proper Use Benefit & 
Behoofe for ever — And I the s d Samuel Came for me my 
Heirs Exec rs Admin 18 do covenant promise & grant to & 
with the s d Robert Oliver his Heirs & Assigns that before 
the Ensealing hereof I am the true sole & lawful Owner of 
the abovebargained Premisses & am lawfully seized and pos- 
sessed ot the same in mine own proper Right as a good pfect 
& absolute Estate, of Inheritance in Fee simple And have in 
my self good Right full Power & lawful Authority to grant 
bargain sell convey & confirm s d bargained Premisses in 
Manner a*aboves d And that the s d Robert Oliver his Heirs 



Book XII, Fol. 116. 

& Assigns shall & may from Time to Time & at all Times 
for ever hereafter by Force & Vertue of these Presents law- 
fully peaceably & quietly have hold use occupy possess & 
enjoy the s d demised & bargained Premisses with the Ap- 
purten CeS free & clear & freely & clearly acquitted exoner- 
ated & discharged of from all & all Manner of former or 
other Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Leases Mortgages Wills 
Entails Joyntures Dowries Judgments Executions Encum- 
brances & Extents Furthermore I y e s d Samuel 

Came for my self my Heirs Exec ls Admin 19 do covenant & 
engage the afore demised Premisses to him the s d Robert Ol- 
iver his Heirs & Assigns against the law r ful Claims or De- 
mands of any Person or Persons whatsoever for ever here- 
after to warrant secure & defend — And Patience Came the 
Wife of me the s d Samuel Came doth by these Presents free- 
ly willing give yield up & surrender all her Right of Dowry 
& Power of Thirds of in & unto the above demised Prem- 
isses unto him the s d Robert Oliver his Heirs & Assigns — In 
Witness whereof the s d Samuel Came & Patience his Wife 
have hereunto set their Hands & Seals the sixth Day of 
April in the thirteenth Year of King Georges Reign Annoq 1 
Dom 1 1727 Samuel Came (Seal) 

Signed Sealed & Delivered ^ ,. w ~, , x 

v tj £ Patience X Came (Seal) 

in Presence of us m ^ rk v ' 

Sam 11 Sewall York sc | York April. 6. 1727. 

Sam 11 Clarke Cap* Sam 1 Came Esq 1 acknowledged 

Daniel Farnam the foregoing Instrument to be his 

Arthur Bragdon Act & Deed 

Cor John Penhallow Jus a Pac 8 

April. 13. 1727 A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg 1 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing Know ye that I William Duly of Scarborough 
Duty in the County of York within his Majesty's Prov- 

To ince of the Massachusetts Bay in New England for 

Morrill <& i n Consideration of the Sum of ten Pounds cur- 
& rant Money to me in Hand paid before the Enseal- 

Willson i n g hereof well & truly paid by us John Morrell & 
Samuel Wilson both of the Town & County afores d 
the Receit whereof I do hereby acknowledge & my self there- 
with fully satisfied & conted & thereof & of every Part & 
Parcel thereof do exonerate acquit & discharge them the s d 
John Morrell & Samuel Willson them their Heirs Exec 18 
Admin 18 for ever by these Presents have given granted bar- 



Book XII, Fol. 117. 

gained sold aliened conveyed & confirmed & by these Pres- 
ents do freely fully & absolutely give grant bargain sell aliene 
convey & confirm unto them the s d John Morrell & Sam- 
uel Willson their Heirs & Assigns for ever one Messuage 
or Tract of Land situate lying & being in Scarborough in 
the County of York afores d containing thirty five Acres be- 
ing half of s d Dulys seventy Acres given him by the Proprie- 
tors of Scarborough on June 22. 1721. To have and to hold 
the s d granted & bargargained Premisses with all the Ap- 
purtenances Priviledges & Comodities to the same belong- 
ing or in any wise appertaining of them the s d John Morrell 
& Samuel Willson them their Heirs & Assigns for ever To 
them & their only proper Use Benefit [117] and Behoof e 
for ever And I the s d AVilliam Duly for me my Heirs Exec rs 
Admin 1 s do covenant promise & grant to & with the s d John 
Morrell & Samuell Willson their Heirs & Assigns that be- 
fore the Ensealing hereof I am the true sole & lawful Own- 
er of the above bargained Premisses & am lawfully seized 
and possessed of the same in mine own proper Right as a 
good pfect & absolute Estate of Inheritance in Fee simple 
& have in my self good Right full Power & lawful Authori- 
ty to grant bargain sell convej r & confirm s d bargained Prem- 
isses in Manner as afores d And that the s d John Morrell & 
Samuel Willson their Heirs & Assigns shall & may from 
Time to Time & at all Times for ever hereafter by Force & 
Vertue of these Presents lawfully peaceably & quietly have 
hold use occupy possess & enjoy the s d demised & bargain- 
ed Premisses with the Appurtenances free & clear & freely 
& clearly acquitted exonerated & discharged of from all & 
all manner of former or other Gifts Grants Bargains Sales 
Leases Mortgages Wills Entails Joyntures Dowries Judg- 
ments Executions Encumbrances & Extents Furthermore I 
the s d William Duly for my self my Heirs Exec rs Admin 1 " 8 
do covenant & engage the above demised Premisses to them 
the s d John Morrell & Samuel Willson their Heirs & As- 
signs against the lawful Claims or Demands of any Person or 
Persons whatsoever from by or under me for ever hereafter 
to warrant secure & defend This twenty ninth Day of March 
One thousand seven hundred twenty seven 
Signed Sealed & Delivered William Duly (Seal) 

in Presence of us Witnesses York ss | Biddiford Mch. 

Aaron Jewe.tt y e 31. 1727. William Duly 

Tho : Harbird . psonally appeared before me 

the Subscriber & acknowledged this 
Instrument to be his free Act & Deed 
John Gray ,Jus ta Pac s 

April 3 d 1727. A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



Book XII, Fol. 117. 

We the Select Men of Scarborough do give & grant to 
John Tinne the Land beginning at the Withy Bush near the 
s d Tinnes House & so to the Brake betwixt Ambrose Boden 
Jun r & the s d Tinne's House & so to run back in Breadth 
the North Bounds to y e Marsh & so to run his Southward 
Bounds until he pass the narrow & then to run his Breadth 
again as he did at the Beginning from the Withy Bush to the 
Brook as aboves d until fifty Acres be expired provided it be 
no Mans before The 14 of March 1670 or 71 

Richard Foxwell, Arthur Agur 
Giles Barge, John Palmer 

April 29. 1727. A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos: Moody Reg r 

We the Select Men of Scarborough did lay out a Parcel 
of Upland to John Teeny being fifty Acres 
Teeney a w « Quantity was given to John Teeny by the 

Lott at Select Men of Scarborough in the Year 1670 

Scarborough The Land beging at the Withy Bush near the 
s d Toonys House & so westward to the Brook 
betwixt Ambrose Bouden Jun r House & the s d Teenys House 
& so we rained the Northern Bounds to the Marsh & have 
rained the Southern Bounds North West till we came to a 
Nashen Tree w c we markd with two Marks on Body of it 
thence we went N. W then we came to the Narrow of & 
from Narrow we went N. W. & by N. till we came a great 
white Oaken Tree which we marked with four Notches in 
the Body of it ; We whose Names that are here under writ- 
ten have laid out to John Teeny the fifty Acres that is above 
expressed & we finding the s d Land very rocky therefore 
we give to the s d Teeny 30 Acres of Upland as an Addition 
to y e s d 50 Acres with all his former Possession of Meadow 
Ground this Land was laid out xber 13 1673 

By us S. Okman H Williams 

J. Liby Jun 1 Select Men 

April 29. 1727. A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg 1 






Know all Men by these Presents that I Benjamin Haily of 

Marble-Head in the County of Essex in the 

Haly To Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New Eng- 

Townsend i an d Housewright for & in Consideration of 

& thirty Pounds to me paid by Abraham Townsend 

Edgecomb & Thomas Edgecomb of Biddiford in the County 

of York in the Province of Main the Receit 

whereof I acknowledge hereby & my self therewith fully 



Book XII, Fol. 117. 

satisfied & contented & do for me my Heirs Exec 1 ' 8 Admin 1 ' 8 
acquit & discharge the s d Abraham Townsend & Thomas 
Edgecomb they their Heirs Exec 18 & Admin 1 " 8 of every Part 
& Parcel thereof by these Presents have given granted bar- 
gained sold enfeoffed & confirmed & by these Presents do 
bargain sell give grant aliene & confirm unto Abraham 
Townsend & Thomas Edgecomb the}^ their Heirs Exec rs Ad- 
min rs & Assigns one Part of Salt Marsh Land lying on the 
East Side of Little River containing ten Acres Butting & 
bounding Southwardly by the Beech or Sea Wall Eastwardly 
with the s d Sea Wall running towards the House of John 
Jackson Northerly with a Barr of Land continuing from the 
s d Sea Wall & Westerly with s d Rogers's Marsh until the 
whole ten Acres be compleated 

To have and to hold the s d ten Acres of Marsh Land with 
all Priviledges & Appurtenances thereto belonging to the 
proper Use & Behoof of the s d Abraham Townsend & Thom- 
as Edgecomb they their Heirs and Assigns — Also the s d 
Benjamin Haley for himself Heirs Exec rs & Admin* 8 that he 
hath in himself full Power & lawful Authority in his own 
Right to grant sell & confirm the s d Land & that it is clear 
& clearly discharged of all manner of Incumbrances Sales 
Mortgages Wills Joyntures or whatever may hinder the true 
Intent of this Sale at Sealing hereof And that the s d Benja- 
min Hailey doth covenant against all or any Person or Per- 
sons whatsoever laying any lawful Claim to warrant & for 
ever to defend by these Presents 

Further the s d Benjamin Hailey doth promise at the rea- 
sonable Request & proper Charge of the s d Abraham Town- 
send & Thomas Edgecomb to do & pform levy & execute all 
lawful Act or Acts Thing or Things Device or Devices in the 
LaAV for more full & ample Assurance & conveyance of the 
Premisses by these Presents — In Witness of all & singular 
the Premisses I [& Susanna my Wife] have hereunto set 
our Hands & Seals this twenty fourth Day of November in 
the thirteenth Year of his Majesty's Reign Annoq r Domini 
1726 Benj Haley (Seal) 

Sign'd Seal'd & Deliver'd (Seal) 

in Presence of us Enterlin'd between the 44 & 45. 

Samuel Hinckes Lines [And Susana my Wife] be- 

Edmund Mory fore the Ensealing hereof 

York Biddiford Nov r 24. 17 26. Benjamin Haley psonally 
appeared before me the Subscriber & acknowledged this In- 
strument to be Ms free Act & Deed 

John Gray Jus ta Peace 

April 5. 1727. A true Copy of y e Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



Book XII, Fol. 118. 

To all People to whom these Presents shall come Joseph 
Say word of York in the County of York in 
Say word ye Province of ye Massachusetts Bay in New 

To ye New England Millwright sendeth Greeting whereas 
Mill Company the s d Joseph Sayword together with Johnson 
Harmon Gentleman Samuel Came Esq 1 Rich- 
ard Milberry Joseph Hoult Jonathan Bane Caleb Preble 
Joseph Weare Nathanael Donnell Jun r John Harmon Sam 11 
Milberry Joseph Banks Samuel Black James Grant George 
Stover Yeomen Benjamin Stone Shipwright Samuel Sewall 
& William Grow [118] Cordvvainers Abiel Goodwin Brick- 
layer Samuel Clarke Housewright Ebenezer Coburn Tailor 
all of s d York have mutually agreed to build a Saw Mill & 
a Grist Mill on y e Creek comonly called y e Meeting House 
Creek & a Damm across s d Creek near y e mouth thereof for 
y e Conveniency of s d Mills — And whereas y e s d Joseph Say- 
word doth now claim & possess Part of y e Land on y e South 
East or Eastward side of s d Creek bounding on y e same— 
Now know ye y* y e s d Joseph Sayword in consideration 
hereof & for promoting y e building of s d Mills especially y e 
Grist Mill as being likely to prove a great Benefit not only 
to y e s d Joseph Sayword & his Heirs but to y e s d Town of 
York in General hath Given & Granted & doth by these 
Presents doth freely & willingly fully & absolutely for him- 
self & his Heirs Exec 18 & Adm ls give & grant unto y e s d 
Company their Heirs & Assigns free Liberty <£ Priviledge 
of building s d Mills & Damm on y e s d Creek adjoyning to 
the s d Sayword's Land as also to stop the Water in s d Creek 
& flow y e same as shall be for y e Conveniency of s 11 Mills — 
Moreover the s d Sayword doth give & grant unto y e Com- 
pany above named y e Priviledge of a Way from the Lane 
on y e East of s d Say words Land to the s d Damm of one Rod 
wide on y e Bank of York River — To have and to hold y e s d 
given & granted Liberties & Priviledges of s d Creek & y e 
Way of one Rod wide on y e Bank of the River y e free 
Use & improvement of y e same for the Use <£ Ben- 
efitt of y e s d Mills to them y e s d Johnson Harmon, 
Came Richard Milberry, Hoult, Bane, Preble, Weare, Don- 
nell, John Harmon, Sam 1 Milberry, Banks Black, Grant, 
Stover, Stone, Sewall, Grow, Goodwin, Clarke <fc Coburn 
their Heirs & Assigns forever — Provided nevertheless & on 
Condition & it is y e true Intent & Meaning of Grantor & 
Grantee in these Presents that y e s d Joseph Sayword his 
Heirs Exec rs & Admin 13 shall have & enjoy an aqual Right 
to y e above granted Priviledges & Way to the Damm as 
aboves d with each of y e above named Grantees Provided 



Book XII, Fol. 118. 

also y* the abovenamed Grantees shall build for y e Use of 
s d Say word his Heirs &c forever a good Stone Wall on y e 
upper Side of s (1 given & granted Way from s d Lane above 
mentioned to y e s d Dannn — Provided further y* if the s d 
Grantees their Heirs & Assigns shall not build & kepp in 
Repair the s d Grist Mill but shall suffer the same to be de- 
molished or negleeted then y e Priviledge & Liberty afores d 
as also y e Propriety of y e Way before granted shall return 
& remain to y e s d Sayword his Heirs & Assigns till s d Mill 
shall be repaired and improved And the s d Sayword his 
Heirs Exec rS & Admin rs doth hereby coven 1 & grant all 
ye above granted Premisses against him s d Sayword his 
Heirs & Assigns forever hereafter to warrant secure & De- 
fend by these Presents to y e s d Grantees their Heirs & As- 
signs — In witness whereof y e s d Joseph Sayword hath here- 
unto set his Hand & Seal this twenty sixth Day of Jan ry 
Anno Domini One thousand seven hundred & twenty five six 
— And in y e 12 th Year of King Georges Reign — It is to be un- 
derstood before Signing y l y e s d Grantees shall have & enjoy 
y e Flats in s d Creek on a South West Line between y e s d Dam 
& s d York River in maner as y e before granted Priviledges 
Signed Sealed & Delivered Joseph Sayword (Seal) 

in Presence of us York sc | April 5. 1727. 

Daniel Simpson M r Joseph Sayword y e Sub- 

Edw d Preble scriber to the within Instru- 

N. Donnell ment psonally appearing acknowl- 

edged the same to be his free Aet & 
Deed 

Cor m W m Pepperrell Jun r J Peace 
April 5 th 1727. A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



To all Christian People to whom these Presents shall 
come &c Know ye that I Benjamin Goold of Kit- 
Goold tery in the County of York within his Majesty's 
To Province of y e Massachusetts Bay in New England 
Furbish Cordwainer for & in Consideration of y e Sum of 
Thirty Pounds in good & lawful Money of y e Prov- 
ince afores d to me in Hand paid Avell & truly before the En- 
sealing hereof by John Furbish of the Town County & 
Province afores d Husbandman The Receit whereof I do 
hereby acknowledge & my self therewith fully satisfied & 
contented & thereof & of every Part & Parcel thereof do 
exonerate acquit* & discharge the s d John Furbish his Heirs 
Exec 18 Adm™ & Assigns forever & by these Presents have 



Book All, Fol. 118. 

given granted bargained sold aliened enfeoffed conveyed & 
confirmed & by these Presents do freely fully & absolutely 
give grant bargain sell aliene convey & confirm unto him y e 
s d John Furbish Heirs & Assigns forever a certain Mes- 
suage or Tract of Land containing forty four Rods situate 
lying & being in Kittery afores d which was Part of Daniel 
Furbishes Farm which the s d Daniel Furbish sold to me the 
aboves tl Goold as by his Deed Dated the tenth Day of 
Octob 1 one thousand seven hundred & fifteen upon Record 
appears it being a Point of Land lying between y e Country 
Road & Samuel Shory's Land & bounded by s d Shory's Land 
ten Rodd East by North nearest & West by South then 
South East seven Poles to the s d Road & two Thirds of a 
Pole then North East by s d Road Eight Poles or Rods then 
Northerly three Rods & two Thirds to Shorys Land lying 
on y e North West side of the Road To have & to hold y e 
above granted Premisses with all Appurtenances Priviledges 
& Coniodities with y e House & any Priviledge thereunto be- 
longing to him y e s d John Furbish his Heirs & Assigns for- 
ever to his & their own proper Use Benefit & Behoof And 
I y e s d Benj a Goold for my Heirs Exec rS Adm rs do Coven* 
promise Grant & Agree to & with y e s d John Furbish his 
Heirs & Assigns y l before y e Ensealing hereof I am y e true 
sole & lawful Chvner of y e above bargained Premisses & am 
lawfully seized & possessed of the same in mine own proper 
Right as a Good pfect & Absolute Estate of Inheritance in 
Fee simple & have in my self good Right full Power & law- 
ful Authority to give grant bargain sell convey & confirm 
y e s d bargained Premisses in manner as aboves d & that 
y e s d John Furbish his Heirs & Assigns shall & may from 
Time to Time & at all Times forever hereafter by Force & 
Vertue of these Presents lawfully peaceably & quietly have 
hold use occupy possess & enjoy y e s d demised & bargained 
Premisses with }' e Appurtenances free & clear freely & 
clearly Acquitted exonerated & discharged of from all & all 
manner of former & other Gifts Grants Bargains Sales 
Leases Mortgages Wills Entails Joyntures Dowries Judg- 
ments Executions Incumbrances & Extents from by & 
under me And Rebecca Goold Wife y e s d Benj Goold doth 
by these Presents freely willingly give yield up & surrender 
all her Right of Dowry & Power of Thirds of in & unto the 
above granted Premisses unto him y e s d John Furbish his 
Heirs and Assigns I witness whereof we have hereunto set 
our Hands & Seals this y e twenty fifth Day of Feb vy in y e 
Year of our Lord 1722 | 3 in y e ninth Year of our Sover- 
eign Lord George King of Great Brittain France & Ireland 
Defend r of the Faith &c Benf Goold (seal) 



Book XII, Fol. 119. 

Signed Sealed & Delivered ~ . her ~ ,, . x 

*? e T3 r Rebecca Goold (Seal) 

in y e Presence 01 us mark v ' 

Joanna Furbish York ss | July 7. 1724. Benf 

Zachariah Emery Goold within named acknowledg- 

Noah Emery ed y e within written Instrum* to be 

his Free Act & Deed 

Before Charles Frost J Peace 

April 5. 1727. A true Copy of y e Orig 1 Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



[119] To all Christian People to whom these Presents 
shall come I Daniel Furbish of Kittery in the 
Furbish County of York within his Maj ts Province of y e 
To Massachusetts Bay in New England Yeoman sends 

his Son Greeting Know ye y* I the s d Dan 1 Furbish for y e 
Parental Love & Affection which I have & do bear 
towards my Son John Furbish of Kittery afores d Husband- 
men have given granted & confirmed & by these Presents 
do fully freely clearly & absolutely Give Grant & Confirm 
unto him y e s d John Furbush his Heirs & Assigns forever 
A certain Tract or Parcel of Land lying & being in Kittery 
afores d & is part of y e Land known by y e name of y e Round 
Marsh Land And was divided & set of by Meets & Bounds 
it being the second division according to the several In- 
strum ts in Writing relating to y e round Marsh Land but 
more especially an instrum 1 or Agreement bearing Date the 
9 th Day of Feb ry 1721 | 2 As also a Quit Claim from y e 
Brethren of y e s d Dan 1 Furbush unto him y e s d Daniel Fur- 
bush bearing Date y e 7 th Day of May 1722 reference being 
had thereunto will more at large appear To have and to hold 
all the above granted Premisses with all & singular the priv- 
viledges & appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any 
wise appertaining unto him y e s d John Furbush his Heirs & 
Assigns forever only reserving to my self Liberty to Cut & 
carry of what Wood or Timb r I shall have occasion of dur- 
ing my natural Life In witness w r of I have hereunto set 
my Hand & Seal the Day of July Ano Domini 1724. & 
in y e tenth Year of y e Reign of our Sovereign Lord George 
King of Great Brittain France & Ireland Defend 1 ' of y e 



jbook ah, jboL. liy. 

Faith &c fc 

Daniel /iiFurbushes (Seal) 
Signed Sealed & Delivered ~t~ 

o Mark 

in Presence of us York sc | March 14 th 1725 | 6 

W m Pepperrell Jun r This Day y e abovenanied Dan 1 

Elisha Plaisted Furbish psonally appearing before 

James Grant y e Subscrib r one of his Maj tys Justices 

of y e peace for s d County & Acknowl- 

edg d y e within Instrum* to be his free Act 

& Deed W m Pepperrell Jun r 

April 5 th 1727. A true Copy of y e Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Keg r 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing &c Know y e y* I Sam 11 Came of York in y e 
Came County of York in y c Province of y e Massachus- 
To etts Bay in New England Esq 1 for & in Considera- 

Sayword tion of forty five Pounds currant Money of New 
England to me in Hand before y e Ensealing here- 
of well & truly paid by Joseph Sayword of s d York Mill- 
wright y e Keceit whereof I do hereby acknowledge to my 
full satisfaction & thereof do exonerate acquit & discharge 
y e s d Joseph Sayword his Heirs Exec rs & Adm rs forever by 
these Present have given granted bargained and sold & by 
these Presents do freely fully & absolutely give grant bar- 
gain sell convey & confirm unto him y e s d Joseph Sayword 
his Heirs & Assigns forever one full nineteenth part of a 
certain Saw Mill & of a Grist Mill lately erected & now 
standing on a certain Creek in s d York coihonly called y e 
Meeting House Creek together with y e nineteenth Part of 
y e Dam Flooms Saw Millstones Going Geers Iron Work & 
of y e Gondalo built for y e Use of s d Mills and of all other 
y e appurtenances Priviledges & Comodities to y e s d Mills 
belonging or in any wise appertaining To have & to hold y e 
s d one nineteenth Part of s d Mills Appurtenances to him y e 
s d Joseph Sayword his Heirs & Assigns forever — To his & 
their own proper Use Benefit & Behoof forever — And I y e 
8 d Sam 11 Came for my self my Heirs Ex 18 & Adm rs do 
coven* promise & grant to & with y e s d Joseph Sayword his 
Heirs & Assigns y t at y e Ensealing & until y e Delivery of 
these Presents I am lawfully seized of y e one nineteenth 
Part of s d Mills & Appurtenances in mine own proper Right 
as a good pfect & absolute Estate of Inheritance in Fee sim- 
ple free of all nianer of Incumbrances of w t Name or Nature 
soever y l might in any measure or Degree obstruct or make 



Book XII, Fol. 119. 

void this present Deed And y t I my Heirs Exec 18 and Adm ls 
shall & will warrant & forever Defend y e s d nineteenth Part 
of s d Mills & Appurtenances against y e lawful Claims & De- 
mands of my self y e s d Sam 11 Came my Heirs & Assigns to 
him y e s d Joseph Sayword his Heirs & Assigns forever here- 
after — And Patience Came y e Wife of me the s d Sam 11 Came 
doth by these Presents freely give yield up & surrender all 
her Right of Dowry & Power of Thirds of in & unto y e said 
bargained Premisses to him y e s d Joseph Sayword his Heirs 
& Assigns In witness whereof I y e s d Sam 11 Came & Pa- 
tience my Wife have hereunto set o r Hands & Seals y e 5 th 
Day of April in y e 13 th Year of his Majesty's Reign Annoq r 
Domini 1727 Sam 11 Came (Seal) 

Signed Sealed & Delivered York ss | April 5 th 

in y e Presence of us 1727 This Day y e above- 

W m Pepperrell Jun r named Sam 11 Came Esq 1 Per- 

Jer : Moulton sonally appearing before y e Sub- 

Joseph Moulton scrib r & Acknowledg d this above In- 

strum* to be his free Act & Deed 

Co 1 " W m Pepperrell Jun r . J. Peace 
April 5 th 1727. A true Copy of y e Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 

To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing Know ye that I Silvanus nock of Dover 
Nock T Stone in "New hampsh r in N. England Yeoman for & 
in consideration of a valuable Sum of Money 
to me in Hand well & truly Paid at y e ensealing & delivery 
of these Presents by Daniel Ston of Berwick in y e County 
of York in his Majesties Province of y e Massachusetts Bay 
in N. England Cordwainer The Receipt whereof I do here- 
by acknowledge & my self therewith fully satisfied thereof 
& of every Part & Parcel thereof do Exonerate acquit & 
Discharge y e s d Daniel Ston his Heirs Execut 18 Administra- 
t ls & Assigns forever by these Presents have given granted 
Bargained Sold Aliened Conveyed and Confirmed & by 
these Presents freely fully & absolutely Give Grant Bar- 
gain sell aliene convey & Confirm to him y e s d Dan Ston his 
Heirs Execut rs Administr rs or Assigns forever One Mes- 
suage or Tract of Upland and Marish-Ground Situate lying 
& being in Berwick afores d containing by Estimation five 
Acres & a Quart r be it more or Less which Land lyeth at a 
place comonly known by y e Name of Birch-Point & is bound- 
ed as followeth Beginning at y e Mouth of Hodsdons Creek 
& running North by East half a Poini Easterly thirty nine 
Poles & half to y c River and bounded by Samuel Hodsdons 

Book xii. 24 



Book XII, Fol. 120. 

Land then by s d River to y e afores d Creek To have & to 
hold all y e above Given [120] Granted & bargained Prem- 
ises with all y e Appurtenances Priviledges & Comodities to 
y e same belonging or in any wise appertaining To him y e s d 
Dan 11 Sto.n & to his Heirs & Assigns forever to his & their 
only proper Use benefit and Behoof forever And I y e s d Sil- 
vanus Nock for me my self my Heirs Execut rs Admin rs do 
Coven 1 promise & Grant to & with y e s d Daniel Stone his 
Heirs & Assigns that before y e ensealing hereof I am y e 
true sole & lawful Owner of the above bargained Premises 
& am lawfully seized & possessed of the same in my own 
proper Right as a good perfect Estate of Inheritance in Fee 
simple & in my self full Power & lawful Authority to sell 
convey & confirm y e same in manner as aboves d & that y e s d 
Dan 11 Stone his Heirs & Assigns shall & may from Time to 
Time & at all Times forever hereafter by force & vertue of 
these Presents lawfully peaceably & quietly Have Hold Oc- 
cupy possess & enjoy the demised Premises with their Ap- 
purtenances free & clear & freely & clearly acquitted exon- 
erated & discharged of & from all manner of former & other 
Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Leases Mortgages Wills En- 
tails Jointures Dowries Judgments Executions encumbran- 
ces & Extents And furthermore I y e said Silvanus Nock fur 
my self my Heirs Executors Admin 1 " 8 & Assigns shall & will 
from this Time henceforward & forever hereafter Warant 
& defend all y e above bargained Premises to him y e said 
Dan 11 Stone & to his Heirs & Assigns forever against y e law- 
ful Claims of all manner of Person or Persons forever The 
Lord Propriet 1 only excepted And Sarah y e Wife of me y e 
said Silvanus Nock doth by these Presents free & willing 
Give & surrender up all her Right of Dowry & Power of 
Thirds unto y e above demised Premises In Witness whereof 
I have hereunto set my Hand & Seal this fifth Day of April 
Anno 1725 In y e Eleventh Year of his Majesties Reign &c 
Signd Seald & deliv d Silvanus Nock (Seal) 

In Presence of Us G i w\t i •« ,\ 

r, M t> ,i Sarah X Nock (Seal) 

J homas Butler Mark v 7 

James Frost Berwick X r 14 th 1725. Silvanus 

Nock personally Appearing before me 
y e subscrib 1 Acknowledged the within writ- 
ten Instrument to be his free Act & Deed 

Sam 11 Plaisted Jus : Pe s 
Apr. 5. 1727. A true Copy of y e Original Examined 

By Jos : Moody Reg r 



Book XII, Fol 120, 

To all People to whom these Presents shall come John- 
son Harmon of York in y e County of York in y e 
Harmon Province of y e Massachusetts Bay in New Eng- 
To the i an( i Gentleman sendeth Greeting Whereas y e s d 
New Mill Johnson Harmon together with Joseph Sayword 
Company Millwright Sam 11 Came Esq r Richard Milberry 
Joseph Hoult Jonathan Bane Caleb Preble Jo- 
seph Weare Nathanael Donnell Jun r John Harmon Sam 11 
Milberry Joseph Banks Sam 11 Black James Grant & George 
Stover Yeomen Benj a Stone Shipwright Samuel Sewall & 
W ni Grow Cord wain ers Samuel Clarke House Carpenter & 
Ebenezer Coburn Tailor & Abiel Goodwin Bricklayer all of 
s d York have mutually agreed to build a Saw Mill & a Grist 
Mill on y e Creek comonly called y e meeting House Creek & 
a Dam over across y e s d Creek near y e mouth of s d Creek 
for y e Convenience of s d Mills & whereas y e s d Johnson 
Harmon doth now Claim & possess y e Land on y e South 
West and westward side of s d Creek bounding on a great 
Part of y e s d Creek Now Know yee y t in consideration here- 
of & for y e promoting y e building s d Mills especially y e s d 
Grist Mill as being like to prove a great Benefit not only to 
s d Harmon & his Heirs but to y e s d Town of York in Gen- 
eral y e s d Johnson Harmon hath given & granted & by these 
Presents for himself his Heirs Exec rs & Adm IS doth fully 
freely & absolutely give & grant unto y e s d Company & their 
Heirs & Assigns free Liberty & Privi ledge of building s d 
Mills & Dam on y e s d Creek acljoyning to s d Harmons Land 
as also to stop y e Water in s d Creek & to flow y e same as 
shall be for y e Coveniency of s d Mills To have and to hold y e 
s d Liberty & Priviledge aboves d with y e free Use & Improve- 
ment of the same for y e Use of s d Mills to them y e s d Say- 
word, Came, Richard Milberry, Hoult, Bane, Preble, Weare 
Donell Harmon Sam 11 Milberry, Banks, Black, Grant, Sto- 
ver, Stone, Sewall Grow, Goodwin, Clarke & Coburn, their 
Heirs & Assigns forever Provided nevertheless & on Condi- 
tion & it is y e true Intent & Meaning of Grantor & Grantees 
in these Presents y t y e s d Johnson Harmon shall have & en- 
joy for himself his Heirs Exec rs Adm rS an aqual Right of y e 
Liberty & Priviledge as aboves d with each of y e abovenamed 
Grantees Provided also y* if y e abovenamed Sayword Came 
Milberry Hoult Bane Preble Weare Donnell Harmon Mil- 
berry Banks Black Grant Stover Stone Sewall Grow Good- 
win Clarke & Coburn their Heirs & Assigns shall not build 
& keep in repair y e s d Grist Mill but shall suffer y e same to 
be demolished or neglected then the Priviledge & Liberty 
aboves d shall return & remain to y c s d Harmon his Heirs & 



Book XII, Pol. 121. 

Assigns till s d Mill shall be again repaired & improved— 
And y e s d Johnson Harmon doth further coven 1 & grant for 
himself his Heirs Exec 18 & Adm rs y e above granted Prem- 
isses to y e s d Grantees their Heirs & Assigns forever here- 
after to warrant secure & Defend against himself & his 
Heirs & Assigns by these Presents — In witness whereof I 
have hereunto set my Hand & Seal this twenty sixth Day of 
Jan ry Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred & twenty 
five six — And in y e twelfth Year of King Georges Reign- 
It is to be understood before Signing y * y e s d Grantees shall 
have & enjoy y e Flats in s d Creek Touching on y e Gravelly 
Point on a S. W. Line between y e s d Dam & s d York River 
in manner as y e above granted Priviledges 
Signed Sealed & Delivered Johnson Harmon (seal) 

in Presence of us York ss | April 5. 1727. Col° 

Daniel Simpson Johnson Harmon y e Subscrib 1 to 

Edw Preble this lustrum* psonally appearing ac- 

N Donnell kowledged y e same to be his free Act & 

Deed Coram John Gray Jus* Pacis 

April 5 th 1727. A true Copy of y e Original Examined 

by Jos : Moody Reg 1 



[121] To all People to whom these Presents shall come 

Greeting &c Know ye y* I Johnson Harmon of 

Harmon York in y e County of York in y e Province of y e 

To Massachusetts Bay in New England Gentleman for 
Sayword & i n Consideration of thirty & eight Pounds cur- 
rant Money of New England to me in Hand be- 
fore y e Ensealing hereof well & truly paid by Joseph 
Sayword of s d York Millwright y e Receit whereof I clo here- 
by anknowledge to my full satisfaction & thereof do exoner- 
ate acquit & discharge y e s d Joseph Sayword his Heirs & 
Assigns forever by these Presents have given granted bar- 
gained & sold & by these Presents do freely fully & abso- 
lutely give grant bargain sell convey & confirm unto him y e s d 
Joseph Sayword his Heirs & Assigns forever One full nine- 
teenth Part of a certain Saw Mill & of a Grist Mill lately erect- 
ed & now standing on a certain Creek in s d York cofnonly call- 
ed y e Meeting House Creek together with y e nineteenth Part 
of y e Dam Flooms Saw Millstones Going Geers Iron Work 
& of y e Gondalo built for ye Use of s d Mills & of all other 
ye Priviledges Appurtenances & Comodities to y e s d Mills 
belonging or in any wise appertaining. 

To have and to hold y e s d one nineteenth Part of s d Mills 
& Appurtenances to him y e s d Joseph Sayword his Heirs & 



Book XII, Fol. 121. 

Assigns forever. To his & their own proper Use Benefit <& 
Behoof forever — And I y e s d Johnson Harmon for my self 
my Heirs Exec ls & Adm rs do covenant promise & grant to 
& with y e s d Joseph Sayword his Heirs & Assigns y l at y e 
Ensealing & until y e Delivery of these Presents I am law- 
fully seized of y e s d one nineteenth Part of s d Mills & Ap- 
purtenances in mine own proper Right as a good pfect & ab- 
solute Estate of Inheritance in Fee simple free of all man- 
ner of Incumbrances of w* name or Nature soever y l might 
in any measure or Degree obstruct or make void this pres- 
ent Deed — And y l I my Heirs Exec 18 & Admin rs shall & 
will warrant & forever Defend y e s d nineteenth Part of s d 
Mills & Appurtenances against y e lawful Claims & Demands 
of my self y e s d Johnson Harmon my Heirs & Assigns to 
him y e s d Joseph Sayword his Heirs & Assigns forever 
hereafter — And Mary Harmon y e Wife of me y e s d John- 
son Harmon doth by these Presents freely give yield up & 
surrender all her Right of Dowry & Power of Thirds of in 
& unto y e s d bargained Premises to him y e s d Joseph Say- 
word his Heirs & Assigns — In witness whereof I y e s d John- 
son Harmon & Mary my Wife have hereunto set our Hands 
& Seals y e fifth Day of April in thirteenth Year of his Ma- 
jesty's Reign Annoq 1 Domini 1727 

Signed Sealed & Delivered Johnson Harmon (Seal) 

in Presence of York ss | April 5. 1727 Col° 

Ebenezer Coburn Johnson Harmon psonally ap- 

Abiel Goodwin pearing acknowledged y e within lu- 

strum* to be his Act & Deed 

coram Sam 11 Came Jus : Pacis 
April 5 th 1727 A true Copy of y e Original Examined 

by Jos : Moody Reg v 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come I John 
Gelden do send Greeting Know ye y* I y b s d 
Gelden j h ri Gelden of Kittery in y e County of York 

To his Wife j u ye Province of y e Massachusetts Bay in 
New England Yeoman for & in consideration 
of Love Good Will & Affection which I have & do bear to- 
wards my dear beloved Elizabeth Gelden now joyned in 
Marriage with me have given & granted & do these Presents 
do freely clearlj^ and absolutely give <£ grant unto y e s d 
Eliz a Gelden my Dear Wife y l is after my Decease to her 
her Heirs Exec 1 "! Adm rs all & singular my Goods Chattels 
or Estate let it be of what Nature or kind soever now in my 
Hands or may hereafter have by any ways or means what- 



Book XII, Fol. 121. 

ever to be peaceably cnjoy d by my s (l dear Wife & her 
Heirs as their proper Estate without any manner of Condi- 
tion In witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand & 
Seal this sixteenth Day of Novemb 1 * Anno Domin seventeen 
hundred & twenty five & in y e eleventh Year of King 
Georges Reign over Great Brittain &c l 
Signed Sealed & D d x^> 

in y e Presence of John^p/Geldens (Seal) 

John Tompson Mark 

Richard Gowell York ss | March 20 th 1726. This 

Day y e abovenamed John Gilden 
psonally appeared before y e Sub- 
scriber one of his Majesties Justices of 
y e Peace for s d County and acknowledged 
this above Instrum 1 to be his free Act & Deed 
Cor m W m Pepperrell Jun r 
April 4 th 1727. A true Copy of y e Orig 11 Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



To all People to whom these Pres ts shall come I Henry 
Libbee do send Greeting Know ye that I y e said 
Libbee Henry Libbee of y e Town Scarborough in y e 

To his Son County of York in y e Province of Main Hus- 
bandman for & in Consideration of Love good 
will & Affection w ch I have & do bear towards my Loving 
Son Samuel Libbee of y e same Town & County afores d 
Husbandman I have Given & Granted & by these Presents 
do freely clearly & absolutely Give & Grant unto y e s d 
Samuel Libbee his Heirs Exec rs or Admin rs & Assigns a 
Parcel of Land situated & bounded as followeth it lies in a 
Plain called y e Acorn Plain & begins at a Pitch-Pine-Tree 
marked d L & Runs North & by West fifty Pole by y e side 
of y e high Way & then oh a West & by South Point One 
hundred & sixty Pole & then South by East fifty Pole & 
then East & by North one hundred & sixty Pole to y e Pitch 
Pine marked d. L. where it begins in estimation fifty Acres 
of Land being in the Town afores d of w ch w th these Presents 
I have delivered him y e said Samuel Libbee y e s d Land 
above mentioned to have & to hold y e s d Granted Premisses 
with all y e Appurtenances Priviledges & Comodities to y e 
same belonging or in any wise appertaining to him y e s d 
Samuel Libbee his Heirs Exec 18 or Admin" or Assigns from 
henceforth to his & their only proper Use Benefit & behoof 
for ever absolutely without any manner of Condition. In 
Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand & Seal this 



Book XII, Fol. 122. 

Eleventh Day of July in y e Seventh Year of y e Reign of 
our sovereigtm Lord [122] George by y e Grace of God of 
great Brittain France & Ireland King &c & in Year of our 
Lord 1721. ' His 

Signed Sealed & Delivered Henery 1 JLibbe (Seal) 

in Presence of Us ' ,' 

Mark 

David Bryant York ss | Scarborough Jan iy 4 th 

James Libbee 1723 | 4 Henry Libbe psonally ap- 

Elizabeth Bryant peared before me y e Subscrib 1 & ac- 
knowledged y e w th in Instrum 1 to be his 
Voluntary Act & Deed. 

Sam 11 Moody Just : Pea 
April. 4. 1727 A true Copy of the Original Examined 

by Jos : Moody Reg 1 

To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing Know ye y t I James Thompson of York in 
Tomson ye County of York within his Majesty's Prov- 

To 2 Emerys i nce of y e Massachusetts Bay in New England 
Tailor (alias Husbandman) For & in Considera- 
tion of y e Sum of two hundred & fourty Pounds lawful 
Money of New England to me in Hand before y e ensealing 
hereof well & truly paid by Daniel Emery of Berwick in the 
County of York afores d Yeoman & Simon Emery of Kit- 
tery in y e s d County of York Yeoman y e Receit whereof I 
do hereby acknowledge & my self therewith fully satisfied 
& contented & thereof & of every Part & Parcel thereof do 
exonerate acquit & discharge y e s d Daniel Emery & Simon 
Emery their & each of their Heirs Exec rs Adm rs forever by 
these Presents have given granted bargained sold aliened con- 
veyed & confirmed And by these Presents do freely fully & ab- 
solutely give grant bargain sell alieue convey & confirm unto 
them y e s d Daniel Emery & Simon Emery their Heirs & As- 
signs forever one messuage Tract or Parcel of Land situate 
lying & being in y e Town of York afores d containing fourty 
Acres more or less butted & bounded viz on y e Westvvard side 
of y e North west Branch of York River beginning at a Dry 
Stump standing on y e North East Side of a Cove of Marsh now 
in y e Possession of M 1 Joseph Moulton & runs North West 
by West one hundred & Twenty five Poles to a small Oak 
Tree marked on four Sides & from thence South West & 
by South fifty nine Poles to a White Oak Tree marked on 
four sides & runs from thence South East by East one huiir 
dred & twenty 14 ve Poles to a Stake Drove into y e Ground 
marked on four Sides & runs from thence North East by 
North by s d Cove of Marsh to y e afores d dry Stump — Which 



Book XII, Fol. 122. 

s d Tract of Land was granted by the Town of York afores d 
unto William Freethy of s d York 18 th March 1671 | 2 & 
laid out to him by y e Select Men of s d York May 12 th 1674 
& sold by s d Wiljiam Freethy & Elizabeth his Wife unto 
Jeremiah Moulton of s d York as by Deed under their Hands 
& Seals Dated y e 24 th Day of Aprif 1688 well executed in 
y e Law doth more at large on Record Appear And sold by 
y e s d Jeremiah Moulton and Mary his Wife unto Alexander 
Thomson of s d York Cordwainer as by their Deed un- 
der their Hands & Seals Dated y e 12 th Day of July 1708 
executed as af ores d on Record appears & sold by y e s d Alex- 
ander Thompson to me y e s d James Thompson as by his 
Deed Dated y e 14 th Day of Jan 1 1713 | 14 Executed as 
afores d on Record may more fully and at large appear (re- 
ference being thereunto had) To have and to hold the s d 
Granted & bargained Tract or Parcel of Land so butted & 
bounded or otherways reputed to be bounded with all & 
singular y e Appurtenances Priviledges Houses Barns Or- 
chards Yards Easements Comodities Wood Under Wood 
and Timb r Trees Mines & Minerals Water & Water Courses 
& every other Appurtenance to y e same belonging or in any 
ways appertaining To them y e s d Daniel Emery & Simon 
Emery their Heirs &, Assigns in aqual halves in severalty 
forever to y e only Use Benefit & Behalf of them y e s d Dan- 
iel & Simon Emery their Heirs & Assigns in severalty in 
aqual halves forever & I y e s d James Thompson for me my 
Heirs Exec rs & Adm ls do coven 1 & engage to & with y e s d 
Daniel Emery & Simon Emery their Heirs & Assigns or 
either of them y fc at & before y e Ensealing hereof I am y e 
True sole & lawful Owner of y e above bargained Premises 
& am lawfully seized & possessed of y e same in mine own 
proper Right as a good pfect & Absolute Estate of Inheri- 
tance in Fee simple & have in my self good Right full Power 
& lawful Authority to sell convey & confirm y e Premises in 
manner as aboves d & y e s d Daniel Emery & Simon Emery 
their Heirs & Assigns shall & may from Time to Time & at 
all Times forever hereafter by Force & Vertue of these Pres- 
ents lawfully peaceably & Quietly have hold use occupy 
possess & enjoy y e s d bargained Premises with y e Appurte- 
nances free & clear & freely & clearly acquitted exonerated 
& discharged of from all & all manner of former & other 
Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Leases Mortgages Wills En- 
tails Joyntures Dowries Judgments Executions Incum- 
brances & Extents Furthermore I y e s d James Thomson for 
my self my Heirs Exec rs Adm 1 ' 8 do coven* & engage y e above 
Demised Premisses to y m y e s d Daniel Emery <fc Simon 



Book XII, Fol. 123. 

Emery y r Heirs & Assigns against y e lawful Claims or De- 
mands of any Person or psons whatsoever forever hereafter 
to warrant secure & Defend — And Elizabeth Thomson y e 
Wife of me y e s tl James Thomson doth by these Presents 
freely willingly give yield up & surrend r all her Right of 
Dowry & Power of Thirds of in & unto y e Premises aboves d 
unto y m y e s fl Daniel Emery & Simon Emery their Heirs & 
Assigns forever In witness whereof we have hereunto set 
our Hands & Seals y e twenty first Day of Feb ry in y e thir- 
teenth Year of y e Reign of o l Sovereign Lord George by 
y e Grace of God of Great Brittain France ■& Ireland King 
&& & in y e Year of o r Lord one Thousand seven hundred 
& twenty six seven Jame Thompson (Seal) 

Signed Sealed & Delivered _,. . ,, h6r rrn 

m ye Presence of us Elizabeth X Thompson (Seal) . 

J mark 

Benjamin Preble Yorkss | Feb iy y e 21 st 1726—7 

Samuel Came James Thompson & Elizabeth 

„ ^ r p his Wife psonally appeared before 

\^ rk me y e Subscrib 1 one of his Majestys 

Justices & acknowledged y° within 

written lustrum* to be their free Act & 

Deed Samuel Came 

April 4 th 1727 A true Copy of y e Original Examined 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 

York ss | George by y e Grace of God of Great Brittain France 
Pepperrell & I reland Kill £' Defend 1 of y e Faith &c To y e Sher- 

from iff or Masrhall of [123] our s d County of York 
Bal] his und r Sheriff or Deputy Greeting Whereas 

W m Pepperrell Jun 1 Esq r of Kittery in s d County 
before o r Justices of o r Inferio 1 Court of comon Pleas holden 
for or within our County of York afores d at York upon y e 
third Day of Jan ry by y e Consideration of o 1 s d Court recov- 
ered Judgment for his Title & possession of & in a certain 
Messuage or Ten mt lying & being in y e Town of Kittery 
afores d containing by Estimation eighteen Acres be y e 
same more or less & is bounded by y e Eastward Side 
by y e Land of M 1 Dearings & Nothvv d by the Ashing 
Swamp Brook & westward with y e high Way y l Parts y e 
Land formerly Joseph Crockits & this s d Land & Southward 
w th the Head of Crockets Creek w th all Rights & comons 
Trees Waters Priviledges & Appurtenances whatsoever to 
y e same belonging or in any ways appertaining against W m 
Ball of Kittery in y e County afores d Fisherman who had un- 
justly withheld put out or removed y e s d W m Pepperrell 



Book XII, Fol. 123. 

from his possession thereof & also at the s d Court recovered 
Judgment for two Pounds fifteen shillings & six Pence for 
Costs & Damages which he sustained by reason of y e same 
as to us hath been made to appear of Record. 

We comand you therefore y l without Delay you Cause y e 
s d ^yrm p e pp erre ii to have Possession of & in y e s d Mes- 
suage or Ten mt with the Appurtenances or s d eighteen Acres 
of Land be it more or less with all Eights of comons We 
also Comand you y l of y e Goods Chattels or Lands of y e s d 
W m Balls within y e Precinct at y e Value thereof in Money 
you cause y e s d W m Pepperreii to be Paid & satisfied y e 
afores d Sum of two Pounds fifteen shillings & six Pence 
which to y e s d W m Pepperreii was adjudged for his Costs & 
Damages with two shillings more for this Writ & there- 
of also to satisfy your self for your own Fees & for want of 
such Goods Chattels or Lands of y e s d W m Ball to be by 
him shewn unto you or found within your Precinct to y e 
Acceptance of y e s d W m Pepperreii to satisfy y e afores d Sum. 
We comand you to take y e Body of y e s d W m Ball & him 
comit unto o r Goal in York in o 1 s d County of York afores d 
& Detain in y e Custody within o r s d Goal until he pay y e 
full Sum above mentioned with y e Fees or y l he be dis- 
charged by y e s d W m Pepperreii or other wise by order of 
Law hereof fail not & make Return of this Writ with y e do- 
ings therein unto o r s d Inferio r Court of comon Pleas to be 
holden at York upon y e fourth Day of April next — Witness 
John Wheelwright Esq 1 at York y e twenty eighth Day of 
Jan ry in y e thirteenth Year of our Reign Annoq r Domini 
1726 | 7 Charles Frost Cler 

York ss | York March 2 d 1726 I 7 By Yertue of y e with- 
in Precept to me directed I have delivered y e Possession of 
all y e within mentioned Premisses to y e within named Wm 
Pepperreii Jun r Esq r p Jeremiah Moulton Sheriff 

April 4 th 172-7 A true Copy of y e Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing &e* Know y e y* I John Bane of York in y e Coun- 
Baue ty ofYork in y e Province of y e Massachusetts Bay in 
to New England Yeoman for & in considera" of twenty 
Bane f our Pounds curr 1 Money of New-England to me in 
Hand before y e ensealing hereof well & truly Paid by 
Joseph Bane of s d York Gentleman y e Receipt whereof I do 
hereby Aknowledge & my self thereW th fully satisfied content- 
ed & Paid & thereof & of every Part and Parcel thereof do ex- 



Book XII, Fol. 123. 

onerate acquit & discharge y e said Joseph Bane his Heirs Exec r8 
<& Admin 18 forever by these Presents Have Given granted bar- 
gained sold aliened conveyed & confirmed & by these Presents 
do freely fully & absolutely Give grant bargain sell aliene 
convey and confirm unto him y e s d Joseph Bane his Heirs & 
Assigns forever a certain Tract of Land situate lying & be- 
ing in y e Township of York containing four Acres being 
Part of that Tract of Land that I now dwell on & improve 
& is bounded as followeth viz. Beginning at a Pine Bush 
standing by y e Bounds of my said Land marked four square 
& from thence runs South & by west sixty two Poles by s d 
Joseph Banes Land to a White Pine Tree marked four sides 
It being y e Corner Bounds between s d Joseph Banes Land 
& y e Land of M r Joseph Sayword & runs from thence South 
South East ten Pole by y e Land of said Joseph Sayword to 
a Pine Bush marked four sides & runs from thence North & 
by East Sixty two Poles by my own Land to a Pine Bush 
marked four sides & runs from thence North North west 
Ten Pole by my own Land to y e Pine Bush first mentioned 
To have & to hold y e s d granted & bargained Premisses w th 
all y e Appurtenances Priviledges & Comodities to y e same 
belonging or in any wise appertainning to him y e said Jos- 
eph Bane his Heirs & Assigns forever to his & their own 
proper Use benefit & behoof forever & I y e said John Bane 
for me my Heirs Execut 18 Admin 18 Do Coven 1 Promise & 
Grant to & with y e s d Joseph Bane his Heirs & Assigns 
That before y e ensealing hereof I am y e true sole & lawful 
Owner of y e above bargained Premisses & am laAvfully seiz- 
ed & possessed of y e same in mine own proper Right as a 
good perfect & absolute Estate of Inheritance in Fee Sim- 
ple & have in my self good Right full Power & lawful Au- 
thority to Grant bargain Sell Convey & confirm s d bargain- 
ed Premises in manner as aboves d And that y e s d Joseph 
Bane his Heirs & Assigns shall & may from Time to Time 
& at all Times forever hereafter by force & vertue of these 
Presents lawfully peaceably & quietly have hold use ocupy 
possess & enjoy y e said demised and bargained Premises w th 
y e appurtenances free & clear & freely & clearly Acquitted 
exonerated & discharged off from all & all Manner of for- 
mer or other Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Leases Mortgages 
Wills Entails Joyntures Dowries Judgments Executions 
Encubrances & Extents Furthermore I y e said John Bane 
for my self my Heirs Executors Administrators Do Coven* 
& engage y e above Demised Premisses to him y e s d Joseph 
Bane his Heirs & Assigns against y e Lawful Claims or De- 
mands of any Person or Persons whatsoever forever here 



Book XII, Fol. 124. 

[124] after to Warant secure & defend & Mary the Wife 
of me the said John Bane doth by these Pressents freely 
Willing Give Yield up & surrender all her Bight of Dowrie 
and Power of Thirds of in & unto y e above demised Prem- 
isses unto him y e s d Joseph Bane his Heirs & Assigns 

In witness whereof y e s d John Bane & Mary his wife 
have hereunto set their Hands & Seals the third Day of 
April in y e thirteenth Year of King George his Reign An- 
noq r Domini 1727 John Bane (Seal) 

Signed Sealed & Delivered Mary Bane (Seal) 

In y e Presence of us • York ss. Apr. 5. 1727. 

his The abovenamed John Bane 

JohnO Maclntire personally appeared before me 

Mar k y e Subscriber & Acknowledged this 

Joseph Moody Instrument to be his Act & Deed 

Before me Samuel Came Jus : Pac 8 
April 6 th 1727 A true Copy of y e Orig 11 Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg 1 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing &c Know y e y t I Robert Oliver of York in y e 
Oliver County of York in the Province of y e Massachu- 
To setts Bay in New England Husbandman for & in 

Came Consideration of y e Sum of ninety Pounds currant 
Money of New England To me in Hand before y e 
Ensealing hereof well & truly paid by Samuel Came of s d 
York Esq r The Receit whereof I do hereby acknowledge & 
my self therewith fully satisfied & contented & thereof & of 
every Part & Parcel thereof do exonerate acquit <& discharge 
y e s d Sam 11 Came his Heirs Exee ls Adm ls forever by these 
Presents have given granted bargained sold aliened convey- 
ed & confirmed & by these Presents do freely fully & abso- 
lutely give grant bargain sell aliene convey & confirm unto 
him y e s d Sam 11 Came his Heirs & Assigns forever a certain 
Parcel of Land lying & being within y e Township of York 
upon y e South West side of y e North West Branch of York 
River & adjoyning to a parcel of Land sold by Jeremiah 
Moulton to Alexander Thomson & is on y e South Side of y e 
Cove of Marsh known by y e name of Freethy's Cove which is 
in Quantity twenty Acres <& is butted & bounded as follow- 
eth viz beginning at a White Oak Tree marked four Sides 
standing by s d Branch of s d York River which Tree is a 
bound marked Tree between s d Thompson & a Lot of Land 
s d Came bought of Col° Johnson Harmon & runs from s d 
Tree South West & by South twenty four Pole to a White 



Book XII, Fol. 124. 

Oak Stake drove into y e Ground marked on four Sides & 
runs from thence by s d Thomsons Land North West & by 
West one hundred & twenty five Poles to a white Oak Tree 
marked on four Sides & runs from thence South West 
& by South nineteen Poles to a White Oak Tree marked 
on four Sides & runs from thence South East & by 
East unto y e aboves d Branch of s d York River to a small 
White Oak Tree marked on four Sides & runs from thence 
North East nineteen Pole to a White Oak then on a Strait 
Line over a little Point of Upland to a small Red Oak 
markt on four Sides standing by s d Rivers Branch & thence 
over a North Westward Point to y e Great White Oak above- 
mentioned it being y e same Tract of Land y t s d Robert Oli- 
ver bought of s d Sam 11 Came as by a Deed on Record bear- 
ing Date Dec 1 10 th 1712 may appear To have and to holdy e 
s d granted & bargained Premises with all y e Appurtenances 
Priviledges and Comodities to y e same belonging or in any 
wise appertaining to him y e s d Sam 11 Came his Heirs & As- 
signs forever 'to his & their only proper Use Benefit & Be- 
hoof forever And 1 y e s d Robert Oliver for me my Heirs Ex- 
ec rs Admin rs do coven* Promise & grant to & with y e s d Sam 11 
Came his Heirs & Assigns y t before y e Ensealing hereof I 
am y e true sole & lawful Owner of y e above bargained Prem- 
isses & am lawfully seized & possessed of y e same in mine 
own proper Right as a good pfect & absolute Estate of In- 
heritance in Fee simple & have in my self good Right full 
Power & lawful Authority to grant bargain sell convey & 
confirm s d bargained Premisses in maner as aboves d And y t 
y e s d Sam 11 Came his Heirs & Assigns shall & may from 
Time to Time & all Times forever hereafter by Force & Ver- 
tue of these Presents law fully peaceably & quietly have 
hold use occupy possess & enjoy y e y e s d Demised & bargain- 
ed Premises with y e Appurtenances free & clear & freely & 
clearly acquitted exonerated & discharged of from all & all 
manner of former & other Gifts Grants Bargains Sales 
Leases Mortgages Wills Entails Joyntures Dowries Judg- 
ments Executions Incumbrances & Extents Furthermore I y e 
s d Robert Oliver for my self my Heirs Exec rs Adm™ do cov- 
en* promise & grant y e above demised Premisses to him y e 
s d Sam 11 Came his Heirs & Assigns against y e lawful Claims 
or Demands of any pson or psons whatsoever forever here- 
after to warrant secure & Defend — And Mary Oliver y e 
Wife of me y e s d RobertOliver doth by these Presents freely 
willing give yield up and surrender all her Right of Dowry 
& Power of Thirds of in & unto y e above demised Premisses 
unto him y e s d Sam 11 Came his Heirs and Assigns In witness 
whereof I y e s d Robert Oliver & Mary my Wife have here- 
unto set o r Hands & Seals y e sixth Day of April in y e thir- 



JBOOK AH, JjOL. 1ZD. 

teenth Year of King Georgis Reign Annoq r Domini 1727 
Signed Sealed & Delivered his 

in Presence of us Robert^7^o Oliver (Seal) 

Sam 11 Sewall her mark 

Sam 11 Clarke iv/r Y ™ • \ 

Daniel Farnum Mary ^Oliver (Seal) 

Mark 

York ss : | York April 6 th 1727. Then The 
abovenamed Robert Oliver & Mary Oliver Ac- 
knowledged y e fore going Instrument to be their 
Act & Deed Cor m John Penhallow Jus : p s 

April 6 th 1727 A true Copy of y e Original Examined 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 

To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing &c Know Ye y* I Samuel Fernald of Kittery 
Fernald [ n ye County of York within his Majesties Prov- 

To ince of y e Massachusetts Bay in New England 

Pepperrell Blacksmith for & in Consideration of y e Sum of 
ninety eight Pounds fifteen shillings in Good 
& lawful Money of y e Province afores' 1 to me in Hand 
before y e ensealing hereof well & truly paid by Willliam 
Pepperrell of Kittery afores d Esq 1 y e Receit whereof [125] 
I do hereby acknowledge & my self therewith fully sat- 
isfied & contented & thereof & of every part & parcel 
thereof do exonerate acquit & discharge y e s d W m Pepper- 
rell his Heirs Exec rs Adm rS forever by these Presents have 
given granted bargained sold aliened conveyed & confirmed 
& by these Presents do freely fully & absolutely give grant 
bargain sell aliene convey & confirm unto him y e s d W m Pep- 
perrell his Heirs &> Assigns forever one Messuage or Tract 
of Land situate lying & being in Kittery afores d containing 
by estimation sixteen Acres of Land be it more or less it be- 
ing y e whole of all y 1 Tract of Land which I have on an Is- 
land in s d Town of Kittery formerly called Thomas Fernalds 
Island where I now dwell w th y e House & Barn To have & 
to hold y e s d granted & bargained Premises with all y e Ap- 
purtenances Priviledges & Comodities to y e same belonging 
or in any ways appertaining to him y e s d W m Pepperrell his 
Heirs & Assigns forever to his & their only proper Use Ben- 
efit & Behalf forever And I y e s d Sam 1 Fernald for me my 
Heirs Exec 18 Adm r8 do coven 1 promise & grant to & with y e 
g d \y m Pepperrell his Heirs Exec 18 Admin rs & Assigns y l be- 
fore y e Ensealing hereof I am the true sole & lawful Owner 
of y e above bargained Premisses & am lawfully seized & 
possessed of y e same in mine own prop 1 ' Right as a good 
Perfect & absolute Estate of Inheritance in Fee simple & 



Book XII, Fol. 125. 

have in my self good Right full Power & lawful Authority to 
Grant bargain sell convey & confirm s d bargained Premisses 
in maner as aboves d & y* y e s d W m Pepperrell his Heirs 
> w w M ^ Exec rs Adm™ & Assigns shall & may 

3 o f " ? 3 from Time to Time & at all Times 

"§ p?a^ S £ ^ forever hereafter by Force & Vertue 
*q ao- p {f J° o tr of these Presents lawfully peaceably 
Sc/<^o.cS^& quietly have hold use occupy pos- 
^ S p ^ ^ hi? sess r° en i°7 J e s demised & bargain- 
5 JLft O g 5 o g 3 ed Premisses with y e Appurtenances 
o^S^9<^~>S ^ ree & °l ear & freely & clearly acquit- 
5- c c; 5 » * o » ted exonerated & discharged of from 
JL g £" a o ^ c« 3 all & all manner of form r & other Gifts 
<w § ■ ^ 5' c pp W 8, Grants Bargains Sales Leases Mort- 
al § g ■« v$2 g |?n gages Wills Entails Joyntures Dow- 
w T 2 8 s, c *< | ries Judgments Executions Incum- 
p*1 ^ g e^ ?^ brances & Extents Furthermore I y e 



> 



k * s d Sam 1 Fernald for my self my Heirs 

§ ^ I 1 B. ® Fxec rs Adm ls do coven* ■& engage y e 

q c 3 o 6 ^ ? abovedemised Premises to him y e s d 

5 ^ S § I II W ™ Pepperrell his Heirs Exec rs Ad- 

5" ■§ 5 • « g 5!^ min rs & Assigns against y e lawful 

3. § o * 5 " a ^ Claims or Demands of any Person or 

Q - a g » 2. 2, Persons whatsoever forever hereafter 



S a t-n" r p « ^° warrant secure & Defend & Susan- 

<g > g: | g. g na Fernald y e Wife of me y e s d Sam 1 

c| » ^ ^ > | Fernald doth by these Presents freely 

j-f ^p, hj A' a willingly give yield up & surrend r all 

s £* • 1 * a- ner Right of Dowry & Power of Thirds 

o 2 »" § ^ of in & unto y e above demised Prem- 

a, o ^ ft « ises unto him y e s d W m Pepperrell his 

^ ^ o ^ > ™ Heirs Exec rs Admin 18 and Assigns 

~ » ^ ^ S Provided nevertheless & it is y e true 

>ft* 3 <* " £ ^ 3 intent & meaning of Grantor & 

^ § S c" *8 " °^' w Grantee in these Presents any thing 

S? £ ~ ^ 3 ^ ~, $ herein contained to the contrary not- 

~ 8 tf "i 2- S B^ withstanding that, if y e above named 

o « cr " 2 co I Sam 1 Fernald his Heirs Executors Ad- 

5 <» £, $ p ^ a « ministrators or Assigns do well & tru- 
* B- $ H £ ^ f ° ty pay unto y e abovenamed W m Pep- 

6 " o^^sf'i perrell his Heirs Exec rS Adm rs or As- 
% p d § jn signs y e full & whole Sum of Ninety 
S, cL *§ o 8* ? eight Pounds fifteen shillings at on or 

before fifteenth Day of March in y e Year of our Lord one 
thousand seveirhundred & twenty eight with lawful Interest 
to be paid Yearly for y e same y n this above written Deed or 



Book XII, Fol. 125. 

Obligation & every clause & Article therein contained shall 

be Null Void & of none Effect or else shall abide 

in full Force & Vertue In witness whereof I have hereunto 
set my Hand & Seal y s fifteenth Day of March Ano Domini 
one Thousand seven Hundred & twenty six 
Signed Sealed & Delivered Sam 11 ffernald (Seal) 

In Presence of York sc | April 4 tn 1727 Sam 11 

Stephen Noles Fernald abovenamed psonally ap- 

William Dearing pearing acknowledged y e foregoing 

James :X :Bryants lustrum* in Writing to be his Volun- 
Mark tary Act & Deed 

Coram Jos Hamond J. Pac s 
April 4 th 1727 A true Copy of y e Original Examined 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



Know all Men by these Presents y* I Richard Chick of 
Kittery in y e County of York & Province of y e 
Chick To Massachusetts Bay in New England Yeoman for 
Mon ell & m Consideration of y e Sum of Nine Pounds in 

good Bills of Credit of y e s d Province to me in 
Hand paid by Nicholas Morrell of y e same Kittery afores d 
Yeoman have given granted bargained & sold & by these 
Presents for me my Heirs Exec 18 & Admin rs freely clearly 
& absolutely give grant bargain sell aliene enfeoffe convey 
& confirm unto him y e s d Nicholas Morrell his Heirs & As- 
signs forever all y l my certain Piece of Salt Marsh situate 
in Kittery afores d abutting on Sturgeon Creek on y e South- 
ward Side thereof bounded on all other Parts by Land of y e 
s d Nicholas Morrel being one of those two pieces of Salt 
Marsh which I purchased of John Frost of New Castle in y e 
Province of New Hampsh r Marin r as by his Deed bearing 
Date y e 28 th Day of Jan ry 1708 | 9 reference being there- 
unto had may appear To have & to hold all & singular y e 
above bounded & described Piece of Salt Marsh with all y e 
Priviledges & Appurtenances thereunto belonging unto him 
y e s d Nicholas Morrell his Heirs Exec rs Adm 1 ' 8 & Assigns 
forever And I y e s d Richard Chick my Heirs Exec rS & Adm 18 
to him y e s d Nicholas Morrell his Heirs & Assigns shall & 
will warrant & forever Confirm y e same In witness whereof 
I have hereunto set my Hand & Seal this twelfth Day of 
July in y e twelfth Year of y e Reign of our Sovereign Lord 
George of Great Brittain && King Annoq r Domini 1726 



Book XII, Fol. 126. 

Signed Scaled & Delivered Richard Chick (Seal) 

in y e Presence of us York ss | Jan r * 23 d 1726 | 7 

Zebulun Trickey Richard Chick within named 

Daniel Fogg Jim 1 . Acknowledged this Instrum 1 in 
Sam 11 Small Jun r Writing to be his free Act & Deed 

Cor Jos Hamond J Pac s 
April 6 th 1727. A true Copy of y e Orig 11 Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg 1 



To all Christian People to whom this Deed of Sale shall 

shall come Joseph Bragdon of York in y e 

Bragdon County of York in the Province of y e Massa- 

T° chusetts Bay in New-England Husbandman 

Moulton sendeth Greeting. Know y e that I y e s d Jos- 

Woodbridge e ph Bragdon for & in [126] Consideration 

& c of y e Sum of Twenty Pounds Curr nt Money 

of New-England to him in Hand well & truly 
paid by M r Jeremiah Moulton John Woodbridge Job Banks 
Lewis Bane & John Preble all of said York in y e County & 
Province aboves d at & with y e Receipt whereof doth Ac- 
knowledge him fully Paid well satisfied & contented & doth 
hereby exonerate acquit & discharge y e s d Moulton Wood- 
bridge Banks Bane & Preble their Heirs Exec rs Adm rS & 
Assigns of every Part & Payment thereof & hath Given 
granted bargained sold alienated enfeoffed & conveyed & 
doth by these Presents Grant bargain aliene enfeoffed & 
confirm unto y e s d Jeremiah Moulton John Woodbridge Job 
Banks Lewis Bane & John Preble & to their Heirs & As- 
signs forever all his own Right Title Interest Claim & De- 
mand whatsoever that he now hath or ever ought to have 
unto seven Acres of fresh Marish lying & being in y e Town- 
ship of said York. It is to be understood that y e 'said Jos- 
eph Bragdon doth sell unto y e s d Jeremiah Moulton John 
Woodbridge Job Banks Lewis Bane & John Preble the one 
half of his fourteen Acres of fresh Marish lying on a fresh 
River that emptieth it self into y e Sea w th in Wells Bounds 
comonly called & known by y e Name of Josiahs's River A\ ch 
y e s d Bragdon bought of Daniel Wear together with all 
Rights Titles Priviledges Emolishents & Appurtenances be- 
longing unto y e s d Marish To Have & to Hold & quietly to 
Use improve possess occupy & injoy as a good clear & per- 
fect Estate in fee simple Moreover y e said Joseph Bragdon 
doth hereby to & with y e said Jeremiah Moulton John 
Woodbrid«e Jo'b Banks Lewis Banc & John Preble their 
Heirs & Assigns Coven 1 & engage & promise y e before 

Book xii. 25 



Book XII, Fol. 126. 

granted & dismised Premisses with all y e privil edges & Ap- 
purtenances thereof to be free & clear & freely & clearly 
Acquitted & discharged from all other & former Gifts 
Grants Bargains Sales Rents Mortgages Rents Widows 
Thirds Dowries or any encumbrances whatsoever & all fur- 
ther Claims Chalenges Demands Lets Hindrances Molesta- 
tions Disturbance Interruption or Law Suits whatsoever to 
be had or Comenced by him y e said Joseph Bragdon his 
Heirs Exec rs Admin rS or Assigns or any other Person or 
Persons Moreover he y e said Joseph Bragdon doth hereby 
bind and oblige himself his Heirs Execut 18 &c. to Warant & 
Defend the before Granted & Demised Premisses unto y e s d 
Jeremiah Moulton John Woodbridge Job Banks Lewis Bane 
& John Preble & to their Heirs & Assigns forever from & 
after this Date. 

In witness hereof y e s d Joseph Bragdon hath hereunto set 
his Hand & Seal this 20 Day of Decemb r in y e Year of our 
Lord one thousand seven hundred & twenty five & in y e 
twelfth Year of his Majesties Reighn 
Signed Sealed & Joseph Bragdon (Seal) 

in Presence of us (Seal) 

Benj a Stone York ss | The abovenamed Jos- 

Joseph Preble eph Bragdon psonally appeared 

Samuel Swan before the Subscrib r & Acknowl- 

edged this above Instrum 1 to be his 
free Act and Deed this 6 th Day of April 
1727 

Cor m W m Pepperrell Jun r J. peace 
April 7 th 1727 A true Copy of y e Orig 1 Exam rl 

by Jos : Moody Reg 1 



To all Christian People to whom these Presents shall 

Come Greeting Know y e y t I John Woodbridge 

Woodbridge f York in y e County of York in Province of y e 

To Massachusetts Bay in New England Innholder 

Bragdon & a ]i a8 Joyner for divers Good Causes & Consid- 

Banks erations me hereunto moving but more especial- 
ly for y e Sum of fifteen Pounds to me in Hand 
paid or otherwise secured to be paid before Signing & De- 
livery of these Presents do for me my self my Heirs Exec 19 
& Adm rs Grant surrend r remise release & forever Quit 
Claim & sell unto Joseph Bragdon & Job Banks both of s d 
Town County & Province Yeomen & to their Heirs & As- 
signs forever all my Right Title Interest Use Property Re- 
version Claim Benefit and Demand whatsoever of in & too 



Book XII, Fol. 126. 

two thircta of y e one Half of a Priviledge on a Stream to 
build a Saw Mill on in y e Town of York upon a River 
known by y e name of Josias's River a little below Joseph 
Bragdon's Marsh together with Liberty to build a DaiTi & 
Landing to lay Logs & boards on & to hale to & from s rl 
Mill To have and to hold all my s d Right Title Interest Use 

& oth 1 ' y e before granted Premises unto s d Joseph 

Bragdon & Job Banks their Heirs Exec" & Assigns forever 
to the sole & only proper Use & Benefit of them y e s d Jos- 
eph Bragdon & Job Banks their Heirs Exec" & Assigns 
forever — And I y e s d John Woodbridge for my self my 
Heirs Exec rs Adm" do coven* promise & grant to & with y e 
s d Joseph Bragdon & Job Banks y r Heirs- Exe" Admin" & 
Assigns y t y y y e s d Joseph Bragdon & Job Banks y 1 Heirs 
& Assigns shall & may from Time to Time & at all Times 
forever hence forward peaceably & quietly have hold occu- 
py possess & enjoy all & singular y e before Remised Prem- 
ises without any Lett Trouble or Interruption whatsoever 
or of or by me y e s d John Woodbridge my Heirs Exec 18 
Adm rs or Assigns or of or by any oth 1 pson or Persons 
whatsoever laying any lawful Claim thereto from by or und r 
me In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my Hand & 
Seal y e 12 th Day of Feb ry in y e Year of o 1 Lord 1726 & in 
y e 12 th Year of King Georges Reign 

Signed Sealed & Delivered John Woodbridge (Seal) 
In presence of (Seal 

Benf Stone York ss | York April 7 th 1727. 

Joseph Preble The within named Benj a Stone 

Sam 11 Swan Made Oath that he saw John Wood- 

bridge sign seal & Deliver y e within In- 
strument as his Voluntary Act & Deed & 
that he with Joseph Preble & Sam 11 SAvan 
sign d as witnesses at y e same Time 

Cor m W m Pepperrell Jun 1 J peace 
York ss | April 7 th 1727 This Day y e withinnamed John 
Woodbridge personally appeared before y e Subscrib 1 and 
Acknowledg d this within Instrum 1 to be his free Act & Deed 

Cor 111 W m Pepperrell Jun 1 J Peace 
April 7 th 1727. A true Copy of y e Original Examined 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



Book XII, Fol. 127. 

To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing &c l Know y e y l We Richard Mitchell & Jos- 
Mitchel's e ph Mitchell sons in Law to Joseph Couch of 

To Kittery in y e County of York in y e Province of 

Couches ye Massachusetts Bay in New England & Sarah 
Mitchell & Joan [127] nah Mitchell Daughters of 
y e aboves d Joseph Coutch of Kittery afores d Deceased for 
& in Consideration y e Sum of thirty Pounds in Bills of 
Credit to us in Hand before y e ensealing hereof well & 
truly paid by our Brother W m Coutch of Newberry in y e 
County of Essex in y e Province afores d w th what we have 
already received of the Estate of o r Honored Fath 1 Joseph 
Coutch late of Kittery afores d Dec d who Died Intestate we 
do by these Presents freely fully clearly & absolutely for o r 
selves o 1 Heirs Exec rs & Adm ls Remit Release & forever Quit 
Claim unto y e aboves d W m Coutch and to the Heirs of o r Broth 1 
Roger Couch late of Kittery afores d Dec d their & Each of 
their Heirs Ex rs Ad rs & Assigns all o r Right Title and Interest 
which we now have or ought to have as Heirs to y e Estate of 
y e aboves d Joseph Coutch dec d of in or unto any Part or Par- 
cel of y e Estate of y e aboves d Joseph Coutch aboves d laying 
in y e Township of Kittery af ores d or elsewhere of what kind or 
nature soever To have & to hold all o r Right Title & Inter- 
est to y e Premises as afores d to him y e s d W m Coutch & the 
Heirs of Roger Coutch & each of their Heirs & Assigns for- 
ever for confirmation whereof we have hereunto set o r 
Hands & Seals y e sixth Day of April in y e Year of o 1 Lord 
one thousand seven Hundred twenty & seven & in y e thir- 
teenth Year of his Majestys Reign 
Signed Sealed & Delivered J?j! 

in the Presence of us Joseph ' Mitchell (seal) 

1 mark V J 

Jos : Curtis her 

Joshua Moodey Sarah 9\ Mitchell (Seal) 

mark 
her 

Joannah ^ Mitchell (Seal) 

mark 

York sc | Joseph Mitchell .Sarah Mitchell & Joanna Mit- 
chel all psonally appeared before me y e Subscrib 1 one of his 
Majesties of y e Peace for y e County of York & acknowl- 
edged their Hands & Seals & y e above written Instrum* to 
be th r Voluntary Act & Deed this 6 th Day of April 1727 

W m Pepperrell 
April 7 th 1727. A true Copy of y e Original Exam d 

Jos : Moody Reg r 



Book XII, Fol. 127. 

To all Christian People to whom this Deed of Gift inay 
come or concern Thomas Addams of York in y e 
Adams County of York in y e Province of y e Massachus- 

To etts Bay in New England sendeth Greeting 

Sedgeley Know y e y e s d Thomas & Hannah, his Wife for & 
in consideration of y e Love they have & do bear 
unto their Son in Law John Sedgly of s d York & more es- 
pecially for y l he y e s d Sedgly married Elisabeth y e Daugh- 
ter of y e s d Thomas & Hannah in consideration thereof y e 
s d Thomas & Hannah hath given granted bargained aliened 
enfeoffed & conveyed & doth by these Presents give grant 
bargain aliene enfeoff & convey & fully freely & absolutely 
make over & confirm unto y e s d John Sedgly & Elisabeth 
his Wife one small Tenument Piece Lot or Parcel of Up- 
land ,& Meadow Land & Swampy Ground containing by es- 
timation two Acres be it more or less lying & being within 
y e Township or Precincts of s d York & is situated upon y e 
South West side of y e high Way against where John Par- 
sons now liveth & is bounded as followeth viz by y e Land 
of Daniel Simpson on y e South East beginning at a Pine 
Tree standing by s d Simpsons Bounds marked on four Sides 
& runs from thence North West & by West fifteen Poles to 
a Willow markt on four sides standing at y e Southward 
Corner of Nathanael Donnell his Land & is bound d by s d 
Donnells Land North East to the High Way & is bounded 
by s d High Way to aboves d Simpsons bounds & by s d Simp- 
sons Bounds South West & half a Point South Twenty six 
Poles together with all y e Rights Priviledges Titles Advan- 
tages & Appurtenances thereunto belonging or any ways at 
any Time Redounding to y e same or Part or Parcel thereof 
unto him y e s d John Sedgly & Elizabeth his Wife their 
Heirs & Assigns forever To have and to hold & quietly & 
peaceably to possess occupy & enjoy as a sure Estate in Fee 
simple forever Moreover y e s d Thomas & Elizabeth doth for 
themselves their Heirs Exec 1 ' 8 & Admin* 8 Indent Coven 1 & 
Engage and Promise to & with y e s d John & Elisabeth }' r 
Heirs & Assigns y e above given and granted Premisses with 
all its Priviledges to be their own proper Right of Inheri- 
tance until the Signing & Delivery hereof & they do war- 
rantise & will Defend ; y e same (unto y e aboves d John.& 
Elizabeth) from by & under y in y e s d Thorn 8 & Hannah y 1 
Heirs & Assigns forever after y e I^)ate hereof In witness, 
hereof y e above named Thorn 8 & Hannah his Wife have 
hereunto set their Hand & Seals this twelfth Day of J an ry 
in y e Year of our Lord one thousand seven Hundred and 
sixteen & in y e second Year of y e Reign of , o l Sovereign 



Book XII, Fol. 128. 

Lord George King of Great Brittain &c l 
Signed Sealed & Delivered ^ m * rk . , , 

in y e Presence of Thomas Pt Adams (Seal) 

John Stackpole York in y e County of York 

Nath 11 Freeman March 19 th 1715 | 16 Thorn 8 

Philip Adams Adams & Hannah Adams his Wife 

psonally appeared & acknowledged y e 
above written In strum 1 to be y e free Act 
& Deed 

Before me Abra m Preble Just pe c 
April 10 th 1727 A true Copy of y e Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



To all Christian People to whom this present Deed of 

Sale may come John Harmon of York in y e Coun- 

Harmon ty of York in y e Province of y e Massachusetts Bay 

To in New England sendeth Greeting Know y e y A I y e 
Sedgley s d John Harmon for & in consideration of thirteen 
pound ten Shillings Money to him in Hand well & 
truly Paid by John Sedgly of y e af ores d York y e Receit y 1 of 
y e s d John Harmon doth acknowledge himself therewith fully 
paid satisfied & contented & doth hereby aqquit exonerate 
& discharge y e s d John Sedgly his Heirs & Assigns forever 
of all & every part and parcel of y e Premisses y e which the 
s d John Harmon hath given granted bargained sold aliened 
enfeoffed & made over & doth by these Presents give grant 
bargain sell alien e enfeoffe & make over and fully freely & 
absolutely make over convey & confirm unto y e s d John 
Sedgly his Heirs & Assigns forever one certain Parcel of 
Upland & Swamp containing by estimation twelve or thir- 
teen Acres be it more or less lying and being within y e 
Town of York abovementioned & is Situate upon y e Easter- 
ly Side of Thomas Adams Land which lyeth behind Cap 1 
Lewis Banes home Lott late of York dec d & is bound d as 
followeth beginning at y e South East Corn r of Thorn 8 Ad- 
dams Lot aboves d at a Maple Tree marked on four Sides <& 
running from s d Maple East & by South Eighteen Poles to 
an aqrs Tree marked on four Sides from thence North & by 
East thirty two Poles to Pine marked on four Sides & then 
East & by South twelve Poles to a Pine marked on four 
Sides & from s d Pine North & by East fourty Eight [128] 
Poles to a Beach Tree marked four Sides & from thence 
West by North thirty four Poles to a Beach Tree marked 
four Sides to y e aboves d Addams bounds & from s d Beach 
to the Maple where we began together with all y e Rights 



Book XII, Fol. 128. 

Priviledges Appurtenances & Advantages thereunto belong- 
ing or any ways at any Time Redounding y e same either 
uland or Swamp as it now stands Bounded or any Part or 
Parcel thereof unto him y e s d John Sedgly & to his Heirs & 
Assigns forever To have and to hold & quietly & peaceably 
to possess occupy & enjoy as clear Estate in Fee simple 
moreover y e s d John Harmon doth for himself his Heirs 
& Assigns coven* engage & promise y e above bargained 
Premises with all y 1 ' Priviledges to free & clear from all 
former Gifts Grants Bargains Sales or any other Incum- 
brances whatsoever as also from all future Claims Chal- 
lenges Law suits Disturbances or any other interruptions 
prooceeding y e Date hereof but y t he the s d John Harmon his 
Heirs Exec rs and Admin 18 will Defend and warrantise y e 
same In witness hereof y e aboves (1 John Harmon & Mehi- 
able his Wife hereunto set y 1 Hands & Seals y e second Day 
of April in y fc year of o r Lord one thousand seven Hundred 
twenty four & in y e tenth Year of y e Reign our Sovereign 
Lord George by y e Grace of God King of Great Britian &c 
Signed Sealed & Delivered John Harmon (Seal 

in T^T'p^pncp of im 

Peter Novvel Mehetebel X Harmon (Seal) 



John Nowel 



Mark 



York ss | York Apr 1 y e 10 th 1724 

The abovenamed John Harmon pson- 

ally appeared and Acknowledged y e 

above written lustrum 1 to be his free 

Act & Deed Before me 

Joseph Hill J Peace 
April 10 th 1727. A true Copy of y e Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg 1 



To all Christian People to whom y e Deed of Sale may 

come Thorn 8 Adams of York in y e County of 

Adams York in y e Province of y e Massachusetts Bay 

To in New England Husbandman Sendeth Greeting 
Sedgley Know y e y 1 s d Thomas Adams for & in Considera- 
tion of a Valuable Sum of Money to him in Hand 
paid by his Son in Law John Sedgly of s d York Turner at 
y e Receit whereof y e s d Thom s doth acknowledge himself 
therewith fully satisfied paid & fully contented and cloth 
hereby acquit & discharge his s d Son in Law John Sedgly 
of every part & parcel thereof & hath hereby given granted 
bargained sold aliened enfeoffe & & conveyed & doth by 
these Presents give grant bargain sell aliene enfeoffe & con- 



Book XII, Fol. 128. 

vey & fully freely and absolutely make over & confirm unto 
ye s d John Sedgly ljis s d Son in Law & his Heirs & Assigns 
forever one Piece or Parcel of Land containing four Acres 
more or less y* is lying and being within y e Township of 
York & is lying & being upon y e South East side of 
Scituate Plain Farms so called y e which s d Land is butted & 
bounded as followeth viz beginning & is bounded by y e 
Land of Thorn 8 Adams's upon y e Southermost side or End 
beginning at y e South East Corner & is bounded by s d 
Thorn 8 Adams's Land to scituate Plain bounds upon y e 
North Westerly by s d Scituate Plain bounds & by Hezekiah 
Adams's Land and aboves d John Sedgly's Land upon y e 
South West &' is bounded by y e Land of Nath 11 Parker late 
of York Dec d upon y e South East or near about South East 
or how ever otherwise it is or may be reputed to be bound- 
ed together Avith all y e Eights Titles Priviledges Emolu- 
ments Appurtenances & advantages y r unto belonging or ajD- 
pertaining or y l may ever hereafter Redown unto y e s d 
Premisses or any Part or parcel y r of by any way or Means 
whatsoever unto his s d Son in Law John Sedgly & his Heirs 
& Assigns forever To have & to hold & quietly & peaceably 
to Use improve occupy & enjoy as a good & Clear Estate 
Fee simple Moreover y e s d Thomas Adams doth for himself 
his Heirs Exec rs and Admin ls to & with his s d Son in Law y e 
s d John Sedgly & his Heirs & Assigns Coven* Engage <fc 
promise y e above demised Premises w th all their Priviledges 
to be free & clear & freely and clearly acquit from all for- 
mer Gifts Grants Bargains Sales or any other Incumbrances 
whatsoever as also from all future Claims Challenges De- 
mands Disturbances or any other Interruptions whatsoever 
upon any Grounds or Title of Land whatsoever & that from 
& after this Date the s d Thomas Adams doth bind & oblige 
himself to warrant <fe Defend y e above granted Premisses 
unto his s d Son in Law & his Heirs & Assigns forever In 
witness hereof y e s d Thorn 8 Adams hath hereunto set his 
Hand & Seal y e fifteenth Day of Decemb r in y e Year of o r 
Lord one thousand seven hundred and twenty six & in y e 
thirteenth Year of y e Reign of o 1 Sovereign Lord George 
King of Great Brittain andc 



Book XII, Fol. 129. 

Signed Sealed & D d his 

in y e Presence of us Thomas v yd- Adams (seal) 

Hezekiah Adams ^- 

Mark 

Thomas Adams (Seal) 

•York ss— York Feb ry y e 6 th 1726 | 7 
Thomas Adams made his psonable Ap- 
pearance before me y e Subscrib r & acknowl- 
edg d y e above written Instrum* to be his free 
Act & Deed Samuel Came Jus : Pes. 

April 10 th 1727. A true Copy of y e Original Examined 

by Jos. Moody Reg 1 

Know all Men by these Presents that I Mehetable Goodin 
of of Berwick in y e County of York and in his 
Gooden To Majesties Province of y e Massachusetts Bay in 
Plaisted N ew England Widow & Reliques of Thomas 
Goddin of s d Berwick Dec d for & in Considera- 
tion of y e Sum of twenty five Pounds in Money to me in 
Hand well & truly paid at y e Ensealing and Delivery of 
these Presents by John Plaisted Esq r of Portsmouth in his 
Majesty's Province of New Hampsh 1 in New England y e 
Receit whereof I acknowledge & own my self fully satisfied 
contented & paid & do exonerate acquit & discharge y e s d 
John Plaisted his Heirs Exec 18 and Adm 1 ' 8 of all & every 
Part & Parcel thereof forever have given granted bargained 
sold aliened assign d set over & confirmed And by these 
Presents do fully freely clearly & absolutely give grant bar- 
gain sell aliene assign set over & confirm unto y e s d John 
Plaisted & to his Heirs Exec 18 Adm lS & Assigns forever a 
certain piece of Land Situate lying & being in the Township 
of s d Berwick containing twenty five Acres more or less 
bounded as followeth Southwest on y e Land of Moses Spen- 
cer on y e North West on y e Land of Isaac Botts on y e South 
East on Neckewanack little River & North East on y e Coni- 
ons s d Land being in Length on s (1 River one hundred & 
twenty Poles & in Breadth thirty four Poles s d Land is part 
of a fifty Acre Grant Granted to Moses Spencer in y e 
Year 1(571 & Sold to Daniel Goodin in y e Year 1674 
Together with all the Singular y e Ways Profits Rights 
Priviledges Hereditaments & Appurtenances & whatsoever 
thereunto belongs or is in any manner of Ways or Means 
appertaining To have and to hold y e s d twenty five Acres of 
Land and all y e [129] above granted & bargained Premises 
with y 1 Appurtenances unto y e aboves d John Plaisted & to 
his Heirs Exec rS Adm lS & Assigns to his and their own only 
proper Use Benefit & Behoof forever having by order of 



Book XII, Fol. 129. 

Court in my self full Power good Right & lawful Authority 
to give grant bargain sell aliene assign set over & confirm 
all y e above Granted & bargained Premisses with y e Appur- 
tenances & the aboves d John Plaisted his Heirs Exec™ 
Admin rs and Assigns shall & may from henceforth & for- 
ever hereafter lawfully peaceably & Quietly have hold use 
occupy possess and enjoy all y e above granted & bargained 
Premisses y y being free & clear & clearly acquited exonera- 
ted & discharged of & from all former & oth 1 Gifts Grants 
Bargains Sales Leases Mortgages Titles Troubles & Incum- 
brances whatsoever And further I the s d Mehetable Goodin 
my Heirs Exec rs & Adm rs shall & will from hence forth & 
forever hereafter warrant & Defend y e s d twenty five Acres 
of Land unto y e s d John Plaisted his Heirs Exec lS Adm* 8 & 
Assigns forever against y e lawful Claims & Demands of all 
psons whatsoever In Witness whereof I have hereunto set 
my Hand .& Seal Dated in s d Berwick Octob 1 y e Twentieth 
Annoqs Domini seventeen hundred & twenty six & in y e 
Thirteenth Year of his Majesty King George his Reign &c* 
Signed Sealed and i The words by Order of Court In- ) 
Delivered In the j terlined before Signing & Sealing \ 
P r sence of us Mehetebel Gooden [seal] 

Elisha Plaisted York ss | Berwick Feb y 23 d 

Daniel Lebey 1726 | 7 The abovenamed Me- 

John Bradstreet hetebel Goodin personally appear- 

ing Acknowledged y e above & within 
written Instrument to be her Voluntary 
Act & Deed Coram Sam 11 Plaisted Jus : P 8 
April 20. 1727 A true Copy of y e Original Examined 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing Know y e 'y t I Thomas Perkins of Arundel 
Perkins i n y e County of York Yeoman for & in Consid- 

To eration of y e Sum of thirteen Pounds to me in 

Hendrecks Hand before y e Ensealing hereof well & truly 
paid by Nath 11 Hendrecks of y e Town & County 
afores d y e Receit whereof I do hereby acknowlege & my self 
therewith fully satisfied & contented & thereof & of every 
Part & Parcel thereof do exonerate acquit & discharge y e s d 
Nath 11 Hendrecks his Heirs Exec 18 Adm rs for ever by these 
Presents have given granted bargained sold aliened convey- 
ed & confirmed And by these Presents do freely fully & 
absolutely give grant bargain sell aliene convey & confirm 
unto him the s d Nathaniel Hendrecks his Heirs & Assigns 



Book XII, Fol. 129. 

forever one Messuage or Tract of Land lying & being in 
Arundel afores d containing thirty Acres be it more or less 
bounded at y e North East Corner with a Black Birch Tree 
marked two Sides & with Letters N H then running forty 
five Rods West South West by Land laid out to Ephraim 
Willdes to a white Oak Tree marked two sides & with y e 
Letters NH then running one hundred & eleven Rods north 
& by west to a Heap of Stones laid on a Great Flat Rock 
then running forty five Rods East North East to a white 
Pine Tree marked two sides & with y e Letters N H Then 
running one hundred & eleven Rods South & by East to the 
Bound Tree first mentioned To have and to hold y e s d 
Granted & bargained Premisses with all y e Appurtenances 
Priviledges to y e same belonging or in any wise appertain- 
ing to him the s d Nath 11 Hendrecks his Heirs & Assigns for- 
ever To his & their only proper Use Benefit & Behoof for- 
ever And I y e s d Thorn 8 Perkins for memy Heirs Exec rs 
Adm rS do coven 1 to & with y e s d Nathaniel Hendrecks his Heirs 
Exec 18 Adm vS & Assigns forever y 1 before y e Ensealing here- 
of I am y e true sole <& lawful Owner of y e above bargain- 
ed Premisses — And have in my self good Right full Power & 
lawful Authority to Grant Bargain Sell Convey & Confirm 
s d bargained Premisses in manner as aboves d And y e s d 
Nath 11 Hendrecks his Heirs & Assigns shall from Time to 
Time & at all Times forever hereafter by Force & Vertue of 
these Presents lawfully have hold use occupy possess & en- 
joy y e s d demised Premisses with y e Appurtenances free & 
clear from all former or other Gifts Grants Bargains Sales 
Dowries Thirds Entails Incumbrances Extents Furthermore 
I y e s d Thomas Perkins for my self my Heirs Exec rs Adm rs 
do conven* & engage y e above demised Premisses to him y e 
s d Nath 11 Hendrecks his Heirs & Assigns against y e lawful 
Claims & Demands of any Person or Persons whatsoever 
forever hereafter to warrant secure & Defend In witness 
whereof I have hereunto set to my Hand & Seal this fifth 
Day of May in y e year of our Lord one thousand seven<hun- 
dred& twenty six 1726 
Signed Sealed & Delivered Thomas Perkins (Seal) 

t u Te ^l 0i ti a Mary + Perkins (Sea.) 

John Hutchms Ihe words J Mavk v 

Joshua Lassell North & by west 
w ch Interlined 

between y e 1 7 th & 1 8 th Line 
was done before Signing 
& Sealing 

Arundel July l c 1726 York ss I This Day Thomas Per- 



Book XII, Fol. 130. 

kins & Mary his Wife psonally appeared & acknowledged 
y r Instrument to be their Free Act & Deed 

John Gray Just 1 Pacis 
April 29 th 1727 A true Copy of the Original Examined 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



To all People to whom this Deed of Sale may come An- 
drew Whittum of York in y e County of York in y e 
Wittum Province of y e Massachusetts Bay in New England 
To Labourer Sendeth Greeting Know ye y e s d Andrew 
Nowel Whittum for & in Consideration of twelve Pounds 
Money to him in Hand paid by Cap 1 Peter Nowel 
of s d York Yeoman y e Receit whereof the s d Andrew Wit- 
tum doth acknowledge himself therewith fully paid satis- 
fied & contented & doth hereby acquit & discharge y e s d 
Nowel & his Heirs Exec 1 ' 8 & Admin 1 " 8 of all & Every Part & 
payment thereof & hath given granted bargained sold alien- 
ed enfeoffed & made over & doth by these Presents give 
grant bargain sell aliene enfeoffe & make over & fully free- 
ly & absolutely convey & confirm unto y e s d Peter Nowel & 
his Heirs & Assigns forever one certain Piece Parcel Tract 
or Tenument of Land in y e Township of s d York to y e 
Northward of York Bridge where y e s d And 1 Whittum now 
liveth & hath built upon ; y e whole containeth Two Acres 
y e w ch Land y e s d Whittum bought of Nath 11 Rumsdel as p 
a Deed bearing Date July [130] the 30 th 1716 may appear 
& is butted & bounded as followeth upon y e North side is 
bounded by y e Land of s d Nowel & runs in breadth from s d 
Nowels Land west one Quarter part of y e breadth of s d 
Ramsdells Lot y* he bought of M r Arthur Bragdon Sen 1 & 
so backward North North West until Two Acres is fully 
compleated Together with all Rights Benefits Priviledges 
Appurtenances & Advantages both of House or Houses & 
fences or whatever else doth or may belong unto y e same or 
any Part y 1 of unto him y e s d Peter Nowel his Heirs & As- 
signs forever To have and to hold & quietly & peaceably to 
occupy possess & enjoy y e s d Land & all its Appurtenances 
& moreover y e s d Andrew Whittum doth for himself his 
Heirs Exec rs & Adm rs to & with y e s d Cap* Nowel his Heirs 
& Assigns coven* engage and promise y e before granted & 
bargained Premisses to be free & clear from all former Gifts 
Grants Mortgages Bargains Sales Entails Dowries Execu- 
tors Extents or any other Incumbrances whatsoever as also 
from all future Claims Challenges or any Interruptions 
whatsoever or any Law Suits to be had or Comenced by him 



Book XII, Fol. 130. 

ye g d Whittum or any otli 1 Person or Persons & that from& 
after this Date y e s d Andrew Whittum doth oblige himself 
his Heirs Exec rs & Ad rs to warrantise & Defend y e afores d 
Premises against the Just Claims or Demands of all Person 
or Persons w l soever after y e Date hereof y* henceforth he 
do warrantise & will Defend y e same In witness hereof y e 
s d Andrew Whittam have hereunto set his Hand & Seal y s 
fourteenth Day of March in y e Year of o r Lord one thou- 
sand seven hundred & twenty six seven : 1726 | 7 

Signed Sealed & Delivered A , h , is /W1 ... ,„ . 

9 ^ , Andrew X Whittam (Seal) 

in Presence of us Mark y 

Jonathan Bean York ss | York March 14 th 

Benjamin Webber 1726 | 7 M 1 Andrew Whit- 

Henry Simpson turn within named psonally ap- 

peared before me y e Subscrib 1 one 
of his Maj tys Justices of y e Peace for 
s d County & Acknowledged this w th in 
written In strum* to be his free Act & Deed 

Samuel Came 
April 22 d 1727 A true Copy of y e Originrl Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg 1 



May y e 3 d 1713 
To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing Know y e that we whose Names are here 
Bostons & uri cli written James Boston Gershom Boston 
Stuart To Hannah Boston Samuel Stewart Sarah Boston 
Boston George Butland of Wells in y e County of York 

& Benjamin Preble of York in s d County .& 
Stephen Wellman of Lynn in y e County of Essex within her 
Majesty's Province of Massachusetts Bay in New England 
for & in Consideration of y e Sum of thirteen Pounds Money 
to us in Hand before y e ensealing hereof well & truly paid 
by Daniel Boston of Wells y e Receit whereof we do hereby 
acknowledge and o 1 selves y 1 with fully satisfied & content- 
ed & thereof & of every Part & Parcel thereof do exonerate 
acquit & discharge y e s d Daniel Boston his Heirs Exec rs or 
Adm ls forever by these presents have given granted bar- 
gained sold aliened conveyed & confirmed & by these pres- 
ents do freely fully & absolutely give grant bargain sell 
aliene convey & confirm unto him y e s d Daniel Baston his 
Heirs & Assigns forever one messuage or Tract of Land & 
Meadow scituate lying & being in Wells in y e County of 
York containing by estimation one hundred & fifty Acres 
of Land & Ten Acres of Meadow butted & bounded run- 



Book XII, Fol. 130. 

ning North in length having a Poplar Tree for y e foot 
Bounds mark on four sides and a Red Oak for y e Head 
Bounds James Bostons Lot butting down upon it y e breadth 
six score Pole running upon East Line at the Head of y e 
Lots To have & to hold y e s d granted & bargained Prem- 
isses with all y e Appurtenances Priviledges & Comodities 
to y e same belonging or in any wise to him y e s d Daniel 
Boston his Heirs & Assigns forever To his & their only 
proper Use Benefit & Behoof forever & we y c s d Persons 
whose Names are above written for us bur heirs & Exec 18 
Admin rs to promise coven* & grant to & with s d Daniel Bas- 
ton his Heirs & Assigns y l before the Ensealing hereof we 
are y e true sole & lawful Owners of y e above bargained 
Premisses & are lawfully seized & possessed of y e same in 
o r own proper Right as a good Perfect & absolute Estate of 
Inheritance in Fee simple & have in our selves good Right 
full Power & lawful Authority to grant bargain sell convey 
& confirm s d bargained Premisses in manner as aboves d & 
yi ye s d Daniel Boston his Heirs & Assigns shall & may 
from Time to Time & at all Times forever hereafter by 
Force & Vertue of these Presents lawfully peaceably & 
quietly have & use occupy possess & enjoy y e s d demised & 
bargained Premises with y e Appurtenances free & clear & 
freely & clearly acquitted exonerated <& discharged of from 
all & all manner of form 1 & oth r Rights which we or ours 
may Any Claim by Furthermore we do o 1 Selves Heirs 
Exe 1 ' 8 Admin rs do Coven* & engage y e above demised Prem- 
ises to him y e s d Daniel Boston his Heirs & Assigns against 
y e lawful Claims or Demands of any pson or psons whatso- 
ever that may or shall arise from by or und r us or any of 
us forever — And Mary Preble y e Wife of Benjamin Pre- 
ble & Dorcas Stewart y e Wife of Sam 11 Stewart & Abigail 
Welman y e Wife of Stephen Welman do by these Presents 
freely willingly give yield up & surren d all y r Right of 
Dowry and Power of Thirds of in & unto the above de- 
mised Premisses unto him y c s d Daniel Baston his Heirs & 
Assigns In witness whereof we have set our Hands — & 
Seals James Boston (Seal) 

John Look Gershom Boston (seal) 

her Samuel Stuart (seal) 

Sarah ( More her 

Mark Dorcas v Stuart (seal) 

Mark 

York ss | August y e 24 th 1725. Sarah Airs psonally ap- 
peared before me y° Subscribe & made Oath y* she sign d as 
a witness to this Instrument & she saw John Look sign as 
Witness and at y e same James Boston Gershom Samuel 



Book XII, Fol. 131. 

Stuart & Dorcas his Wife sign as Principals 

Swore before me Samuel Came J Pac 8 
York ss | Wells April 13 th 1727 James Boston personal- 
ly appeared before me y e Subscrib r one of his Majesty's 
Justices of y e Peace for s d County & acknowledged y e with- 
in written Deed or Instrum* to be his Act &. Deed with his 
Hand & Seal affixed thereunto John Wheelwright 

April 17. 1727 A true Copy of y e Orig 1 Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Theodo- 
sius Moore of Bridge water in y e County of Plym- 
Moore ou th within y e Province of y e Massachusetts Bay in 
To New England Farmer Admin r to y e Estate of Cap* 

Oakman Wal [131] ter Gendall late of North Yarmouth in 
Casco Bay Dec d lawfully Admitted & Sworn Ad- 
min r to y e Estate afores d by y e Hon rbl W m Stoughton Esq 1 ' 
Judge of Probates for y e County of York Novem* r 22. 1700 
As of Record doth appear Now Know ye y 1 the s d Theodo- 
sius Moore admin 1 as afores d by Vertue of an order of his 
Majesties Superi r Court of Judicature begun & held at York 
within & for y e County of York in y e late Province of Main 
on Wednesday May 10. 1721. fully Authorizing & impow- 
ering him thereunto for & in Consideration of the Sum of 
seventy Pounds in good Publick Bills of Credit to him in 
Hand at & before y e ensealing & Delivery hereof well & 
truly paid by Tobias Oakman of Marshfield in y e County of 
Plymouth afores d Mariner y e Receit whereof y e s d Theodo- 
sius Moore Adm r as afores d doth hereby acknowledge for & 
towards y e Payment of y e Just Debts of y e s d Walter Gen- 
dall dec d Hath given granted bargained sold aliened enfeoff- 
ed released conveyed & confirmed & by these Presents doth 
fully & absolutely give grant bargain sell aliene enfeoffe re- 
lease convey & confirm unto }^ e s d Tobias Oakman his Heirs 
& Assigns forever The sundry Tracts or Parcels of Land 
hereafter expressed & set forth viz 1 a certain Tract or Par- 
cel of Land containing by estimation fifty Acres be y e same 
more or less lying in a Square at a Place called Spurwink 
within y e Town ship of Falmouth in Casco Bay in y e late 
Province of Main being butted & bounded as follows lying 
on y e East side of Spurwink River & running from y e Ut- 
most Point comonly known by y e Name of Jonas's Brook on 
y e one side & y? s d river on y e oth 1 side proceeding upon a 
Square Until y e afores d fifty Acres be fully compleated like- 
wise a Parcel of Marsh cont a by Estimation Ten Acres more 



Book XII, Fol. 131. 

or less lying on y e North Side of s d Land bounded by a 
Brook Issuing out of a Swamp & so into y e River And also 
anoth r Tract or Parcel of Land containing by estimation one 
hundred & fifty Acres be it more or less situate lying & be- 
ing in y e Township of Black Point alias Scarborough within 
y e County & Province afores d being butted & bounded as 
follows lying on y e westward side of Spurwink Inlett or Riv- 
er & beginneth at a certain Creek near y e Place where y e 
House of Ambrose Bowden formerly stood & comonly known 
by a Withy Bush growing therein And is to Extend in a due 
North West Line from y e Side of y e River into the Body of 
y e Main Land & up along y e Riv r so far that y e afores d Lines 
or boundaries may contain within them y e s d hundred & fif- 
ty Acres Together with all y e Meadows & Meadow Lands 
within y e boundaries afores d or however otherwise y e s d 
Tracts or Parcels of Land are butted & bounded or reput- 
ed to be butted & bounded together with all y e Trees Woods 
Und r Woods Rights Comons after Divisions of Land Profits 
Priviledges Benefits & Appurtenances whatsoever to all y e 
afore granted Tracts or Parcels of Land or eith r of y m in any 
wise belonging or Appertaining eith r by Land or Water 
with y e Reversion & Reversions Remainder & Remain d rs 
thereof 

To have & to hold all y e af ores d Tracts or Parcels of Land 
Together with all y e Woods Rights Comonages after Divis- 
ions of Land Profits Priviledges Benefits & Appurtenances 
Either by Land or Water in any Ways belonging or apper- 
taining Unto all ye above granted Lands & Premisses unto 
him the s d Tobias Oakman his Heirs & Assigns To his & 
their only proper use Benefit & Behoof forever And y e s rt 
Theodosius Moore Qualifyed as af ores d for himself his Heirs 
Exe rs Adm rs Doth covenant Grant & Agree to & with y e s d 
Tobias Oakman his Heirs & Assigns in Manner & form fol- 
lowing That is to say y e s d Walter Gendall in his Life Time 
and at y e Time of his Death was lawfully seized of all y e 
afores d Tracts of Land in his own just indefeazeable Right 
by Purchase of y e Owners thereof as may more at large be 
made to appear And y* y e s d Theodosius Moore Admin r as 
afores d hath by Vertue of y e afore recited Adminis- 
tration & Ord 1 of Court good Right & lawful Authority to 
grant bargain sell convey & confirm & assure y e above grant- 
ed Lands & Premisses with y e appurtenan CeS in maner & 
form afores d And further y c s d Theodosius Moore Qualify d 
as afores d his Heirs Succcs 81 ' 8 Exec rs Admin rs shall & will 
warrant & Defend all y c afore granted Lands &> Premisses 
with y e Appurtenances unto y c * s d Tobias Oakman his Heirs 



Book XII, Fol. 132. 

& Assigns foreever Against y e lawful Claims & Demands of 
him y e s d Theodosius Moore his Heirs Exec rS Adm rs and As- 
signs & from all y e Heirs of the s d Walter Gendall from all 
other Persons from by or und r him or them In witness 
whereof the s d Theodosius More hath here unto set his Hand 
& Seal this seventeenth Day of April One thousand seven 
Hundred & twenty seven & in y e thirteenth year of his 
Majesties Reign Theodosius Moore (Seal) 

Signed Sealed & Del d Received of Tobias Oakman y e 

In presence of Sum of Seventy Pounds in full 

Eliz a Wenslow Payment for y e Lands & Premises 

Eliz a Rose granted in the afore written Deed 

p Theodosius Moore 
The afore named Theodosius Moore Admin rs as afores d 
psonally Appearing acknowledged y e foregoing Instrum* to 
be his Voluntary Act & Deed 

Before me Isaac Winslow Just of Peace 
May 3 d 1727. A true Copy of y e Original Examined 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing Know y e that I John Gowen of Kittery in the 
Gowen County of York within his Majesties Province of 
To ye Massachusetts Bay in New England Yeoman 

Gold f or & j n Consideration of y e Sum of Twenty 

Pounds in Good & lawful Money of New England 
to me in Hand paid before y e Ensealing & Delivery of these 
Presents by Benjamin Gold of y e Town & County afores d 
Cordwainer the Receit whereof I do acknowledge & my self 
therewith fully satisfied & contented & thereof & of every 
Part & Parcel thereof do exonerate acquit & discharge y e s d 
Benjamin Gold his Heirs Exec rs Admin 18 & Assigns forever 
by these Presents Have given granted bargained sold alien- 
ed conveyed & confirmed &, do by these Presents freely & 
absolutely sell make over & confirm unto y e said Benjamin 
Gold his Heirs & Assigns forever one Messuage or Tract of 
Land containing about ninety two Poles or Rods being but- 
ted & bounded by y e South side of y e farm of y e s d John 
Gowen & Part thereof situate in Kittery beginning at y e 
North West Corner of y e Land which y e afores d John Gow- 
en sold to Benjamin Gold & from s d Corner North by [132] 
West y e County Road five Rods & an half then from y e 
Road East by Xorth half a Point North thirteen Rods & a 
half & then South by East half East eight Rods to Goold's 
Line & by Goolds Line fourteen Rods to y e aforcs d Corner 

Book xii. 26 



Book XII, Fol. 133. 

Signed Sealed & Delivered Ebn eZ Thornton (seal) 

in Presence of us Received on the Day of the 

William Bratt Date above of M r Joseph Bel- 

Jos : Marion cher the Sum of one hundred & 

ninety five Pounds being the full 
Consideration within expressed 

p Eben eZ Thornton 
Suffolk sc— Boston April 22 d 1727. M r Ebenez 1 Thorton 
psonally appearing acknowledged the afore written Instru- 
ment to be his free Act & Deed 

Before me Edw d Hutchinson J. Pac s 
May. 10. 1727. A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg 1 



This Indenture made the twelfth Day of April Anno 
Domini One thousand seven hundred & twenty 
Leeraan seven And in the thirteenth year of the Reign of 
To our Sovereign Lord George King over Great 

Saltonstall Britain &c Between Nathanael Leeman of York 
within the County of York & Province of the 
Massachusetts Bay in New England Taylor & Mary his Wife 
on the one Part & Madam Mary Saltonstall of Boston with- 
in the County of Suffolk & Province of the Massachusetts 
Bay in New England afores d Widow Guardian in Trust unto 
the Children of M r William Clarke late of Boston afores d 
Merchant deceased of the other Part witnesseth that the s d 
Nathanael Leeman (by & with the free & full Consent of 
Mary his s d Wife testified by her Sealing & Delivery of 
these Presents) for & in Consideration of the Sum of two 
hundred & fifty Pounds in good Public Bills of Credit of the 
Province af ores d to him in Hand at & before the Ensealing & 
Delivery hereof well & truly paid by the s d Mary Saltonstall 
[133] Guardian as afores d the Receit whereof the s d Nathan- 
ael Leeman doth hereby acknowledge hath granted bargained 
sold aliened enfeoffed conveyed & confirmed, And by these 
Presents doth grant bargain sell aliene enfeoff convey & con- 
firm unto the s d Mary Saltonstall qualified as afores d to & for 
the Use hereafter mentioned All that his the s d Nathan Lee- 
rnans certainPiece or Tract of Land containing the just & ex- 
act Quantity of twelve Acres by Measure situate lying & being 
in the Town of York afores d Butted & bounded as followeth 
viz On the North Easterly Side by the Meeting House Creek 
at High Water Mark on the North Westerly Side by the 
Land of John Harmon, On the South Westerly Side by the 
Land of Nathanael Donnel formerly the Land of Thomas 



Book XII, Fol. 133. 

Donnel Father of the s a Nathan 1 Donnel & on the South 
Easterly Side by the Land of Col° Johnson Harmon (being 
the same Parce lof Land which the s d Nathanael Leeman pur- 
chased of Samuel Clarke, who bought the same of the s fl John- 
son Harmon, as by the several Deeds thereof or the record of 
same (Reference thereto being had) may more fully appear) 
together with the Buildings & Fences thereon standing 
Rights Members Profits Priviledges & Appurtenances there- 
unto belonging or in any wise appertaining, And the Rever- 
cons & Remainders thereof To have and to hold the s d 
granted & bargained Piece or Tract of Land & Premisses 
with the Appur Ces unto the s d Mary Saltonstall Guardian as 
af ores d her Heirs Execut rs & Adm 18 & Assigns for ever to & 
for the only proper Use Benefit & Behoof of the Children 
& Heirs of the s d William Clarke deceased their Heirs & 
Assigns for ever, & to & for no other Use Intent or Pur- 
pose whatsoever And the s d Nathanael Leeman for himself 
his Heirs Exec rs & Admin rs doth covenant grant & agree to 
& with the s d Mary Saltonstall qualified as afores d her Heirs 
Exec rs Admin 18 & Assigns by these Presents in Manner & 
Form following That is to say that at & until the Ensealing 
& Delivery of these Presents he the s d Nathan 1 Leeman is 
the tr\ie sole & lawful Owner & standeth lawfully seized in 
Fee of & in the s d granted & bargained Tract of Land & 
Premisses with the Appur Ces & hath in himself full Power 
good Right & lawful Authority to grant sell & assure the 
same in Manner & Form as afores d And that free & clear & 
clearly acquitted exonerated & discharged of & from all 
Manner of Former & other Gifts Grants Bargains Sales 
Leases Releases Mortgages Joyntures Dowers Judgments 
Executions Entails Forfietures & of & from all other Titles 
Troubles Charges & Incumbrances whatsoever. And further 
that he the s d Nathanael Leeman his Heirs Exec 18 & Admin 18 
shall & will warrant & Defend the s d granted & bargained 
Tract of Land & Premisses with the Af>pur Ces unto the s d 
Mary Saltonstall qualified as afores d her Heirs Exec rs Ad- 
min 18 & Assigns for ever to & for the Use afores d against 
the lawful Claims & Demands of all & every Person & Per- 
sons whatsoever - - - Provided allways and these Presents 
are upon this Condition Nevertheless any thing before con- 
tained to the Contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding, 
That if the s d Nathan 1 Leeman his Heirs Exec ls or Admin 18 
shall & do well & tru\y pay or cause to be paid unto the 
within named M&ry Saltonstall Guardian as afores d her 
Exec rs Aclmin rS or Assigns to & for the Use afores d the Sum 
of two hundred & fifty Pounds in good Publick Bills of 



Book XII, Fol. 133. 

Credit of the Province afores d or current lawful Money of 
New England with lawful Interest for the same in like 
Money on or before the twelfth Day of April which will be 
in the Year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred <£ 
twenty eight, without any Fraud or Delay, Then the afore- 
written Deed of Bargain & Sale to be utterly void & of none 
Effect, but in Default thereof to abide & remain in full 
Force & Vertue to all Intents Constructions & Purposes in 
the Law whatsoever In Witness whereof the s d Nathanael 
Leeman & Mary his Wife have hereunto set their Hands & 
Seals the Day & Year first afore written 
Signed Sealed & Delivered Nathaniel Leeman [seal] 
by the s d Nathan 1 Leeman Mary Leeman [Seal] 

in Presence of Received on the Day of the Date 

Thom s Kimball of this Deed of the aforenamed 

Jos. Brandon Mary Saltonstall qualified as afores d 

the Sum of two hundred & fifty Pounds 
being the Consideration Money therein ex- 
pressed 

L 250 p Nathaniel Leeman 

Signed Sealed & Delivered Suffolk sc | Boston April, 

b}^ the s d Mary Leeman 13. 1727. The aboven^med 

in Presence of Nathan 1 Leeman psonally ap- 

John Newmarch pearing acknowledged the afore- 

Jos : Moody written Instrument to be his Act & 

Deed 

Before me Sam 11 Checkley Jus : P Ce 
York sc | May. 10. 1727. The above named Mary Lee- 
man psonally appearing acknowledged the aforewritten In- 
strument to be her Act & Deed 

Before me W m Pepperrell Jun 1 Just P Ce 
May. 10. 1727 A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg 1 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Joshua 
Babb of Portsmouth in the Province of New 
Babb To hampsh 1 Glazier sendeth Greeting Know ye that 
Bragdon the s d Joshua Babb for & in Consideration of the 
Sum of fourty Pounds to him in Hand paid hath 
remised released & forever Quitclaimed & by these Presents 
doth freely fully & absolutely remise release and forever 
Quitclaim unto his honored Uncle Arthur Bragdon Jun 1 of 
York in the County of York in the Province of the Massa- 
chusetts Bay in New England aFores d Gentleman & to his 
Heirs & Assigns forever all such Right Title Interest Claim 



Book XII, Fol. 134. 

& Demand as he y e s d Joshua Babb hath had or ever ought 
to have of in or to the Lands Meadow Grounds Marshes 
Salt or Fresh Houses Buildings or any oth r Estate of what 
kind soever that did appertain unto Arthur Bragdon of s d 
York dec d the Father of the s d Arthur Bragdon & Grand- 
father of s d Joshua Babb which is derived to s d Joshua Babb 
by a Deed of Gift from Samuel Norton & Lydia his Wife 
the Father in Law & Mother of s d Babb & Daughter of s d 
Arthur Bragdon Deceased or by any other *Way or Means 
whatsoever To have and to hold the s d Estate & every Part 
thereof and all the Appurtenances thereunto belonging or in 
any wise appertaining— To him the s d Arthur Bragdon first 
mentioned his Heirs & Assigns forever with warranty for 
the same against the s d Joshua Babb his Heirs & Assigns 
forever In witness whereof the s d Joshua Babb hath here- 
unto set his Hand & Seal the thirteenth Day of April in y e 
thirteenth Year of King Georges Reign Annoq 1 Domini 
1727 Joshua Babb (Seal) 

Signed Sealed & Delivered York Sc | April 13. 

in Presence of us 1727. Joshua Babb y e 

John Emerson Subscrib r to the above In- 

Jos : Moody strum* acknowledg d the same 

• to be his free Act & Deed 

Before me Sam 11 Came Jus : Pac s 
May. 9. 1727. A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 

[134] To all People to whom these Presents shall come 
John Gowen of the Town of Kittery in the County of York 
in his Majesties Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New 
England Yeoman & Mercy the Wife of s d John Gowen we 
& both of us sendeth Greeting Know ye that for divers 
good Causes us hereunto moving & more especially for & in 
Consideration of the full & whole Sum of one hundred & 
five Pounds & one Shilling currant Monej' of New England 
to us in Hand paid before the Signing &c — This Deed is 
Recorded Lib° 11. Fol° 35 of these Records 

Att st Jos : Moody Reg 1 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing Now Know ye that I Joseph Credifer of Wells 
Credifer [ n the County of York in the Province of the Mas- 
To sachusetts Bay in New England Yeoman for & in 
Storer Consideration of the Sum of Seventeen Pounds in 
passable Bills of Credit to me in Hand paid & by 



Book XII, Fol. 134. 

me received to my full Content & Satisfaction by John 
Storer of Wells in the County & Province afores d Yeoman 
The Receit whereof I do hereby acknowledge & my self 
therewith fully satisfied & contented & thereof & of every 
Part & Parcel thereof do exonerate acquit & discharge the 
s d John Storer his Heirs Exec 18 Admin 18 forever by these 
Presents Have given granted bargained sold aliened convey- 
ed & confirmed & by these Presents do freely fully & abso- 
lutely give grant bargain sell aliene convey & confirm unto 
him the s d John Storer his Heirs & Assigns forever one 
half part of a certain Parcel or Parcels of Fresh Meadow 
Situate lying & being in Wells in the County afores d con- 
taining by estimation twenty Acres as will more fully ap- 
pear by Grants upon Record in Wells Town Book be it 
more or less butted & bounded as Followeth ten Acres of the 
s d Meadow is on the western Branch of the River comonly 
called Merry Land River beginning where John Wheel- 
wrights Meadow Ends at the Ridge of Land and Popal 
Trees marked with the Letters I W And so running up the 
Brook until ten Acres be compleated & three Acres more of 
Meadow lying at the Head of Jonathan Littlefields Meadow 
on the same River & the other seven Acres of Meadow ly- 
ing on a small Brook or Drain on the South Side of dbohn 
Wheelwrights Meadow afqres d so running as the Brook runs 
till seven Acres be compleated To have and to hold the one 
half part of the before mentioned twenty Acres of Meadow in 
Quantity & Quality with all the Appurtenances Priviledges 
& Comodities to the same belonging or in any wise apper- 
taining; to him the s d John Storer his Heirs Exec 18 Admin 18 
& Assigns forever And I the s d Joseph Credefer for me my 
Heirs Exec rs Adm rs do coven* Promise and grant to & with 
the s d John Storer his Heirs & Assigns that before the en- 
sealing hereof I am the true Sole & lawful Owner of the 
above granted & bargained Premisses and am lawfully seiz- 
ed & possessed of the same in mine own proper Right as a 
good pfect & absolute Estate of Inheritance in Fee simple 
and have in my self good Right full Power and lawful Au- 
thority to grant bargain sell convey & confirm y e s d bargain- 
ed Premisses in manner as aboves d And that the s d John 
Storer his Heirs & Assigns shall & may from Time to Time 
& at all Times forev 1 hereafter by Force and Vertue of 
these Presents lawfully peaceably & quietly have hold use 
occupy possess and enjoy the s d demised and bargained 
Premisses with the Appurtenances free & clear and freely 
and clearly acquitted exonerated & discharged of from & 
all manner of Former or other Gifts Grants Bargains Sales 



Book XII, Fol. 134. 

Leases Mortgages Wills Entails Joynturcs Dowries Judg- 
ments Executions Incumbrances & Extents Furthermore I 
the § a Joseph Credefer for my self my Heirs Exec" Ad- 
min" do covenant & engage the above Demised Premisses 
to him the s d John Storer his Heirs & Assigns & that I will 
& do warrant & Defend the same against the lawful Claims 
or Demands of any Person or Persons whatsoever forever 
hereafter to Secure & Defend 

And Easter y e Wife of me the s d Joseph Credefer doth 
by these Presents freely willingly give yield up & surrend 1 
all her Right of Dowry and Power of Thirds of in & unto 
the above demised Premisses unto him the s d John Storer 
his Heirs & Assigns forever. And we the aboves d Joseph 
Credefer and Easter Credefer have hereunto put our Hands 
& Seals this twentieth Day of March one thousand seven 
hundred & twenty seven and in the thirteenth Year of y e 
Reign of o r Sovereign Lord George by the Grace of God of 
Great Brittain ffrance and Ireland King &c 
Signed Sealed & Delivered Joseph Credefer (seal) 

in Presence of Ester Credefer (Seal) 

Joshua Bartlet York sc | Wells March 20 th 

Ezekiel Worthen 1727 Then Joseph Credefer 

t & Easter his Wife psonally ap- 

peared before me the Subscrib 1 one 
of his Majesties Justices of the Peace 
for s d County and acknowledg d the within 
written Instrum* in writing to be their free 
Act & Deed Joseph Hill 

May 10 th 1727 A true Copy of the Original Examined 

by Jos : Moody Reg 1 

To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing Now Know ye that we John Cousens Na- 
Cousens & thaniel Kimbal with my Wife Abigail Kimbal 
Kembal & Mary Cousens all of Wells in the County of 

To York in the Province of the Massachusetts Bay 

Cousins i n New England Planters Children of & in Part 

Heirs to the Estate of John Cousens of Wells 
afores d late deceas d for & in Consideration of the Sum of 
twenty Pounds to us in Hand paid before the ensealing & 
Delivery of these Presents by Ichabod Cousens of Wells in 
the County afores d Yeoman by which we do hereby ac- 
knowledge our selves fully satisfied & contented Have giv- 
en & granted & do by these Presents fully clearly & abso- 
lutely give grant'bargain sell alienate enfeoff make over & 
confirm unto our Uncle Ichabod Cousens from whose Hand 
we received the Money afores d respectively our proportion- 



Book XII, Fol. 135. 



able Part of a Tract of Land of one hundred Acres be it 
more or less lying & being in y e Township of Wells on y e 
Easterly Side of Land now in y e Possession of Nicholas 
Cole bounded North Easterly by little Iiiver & North West- 
erly by Old Saco Path & South Easterly by Land of John 
Wells it being a Tract of Land of one hundred Acres for- 
merly granted to our Grandfather Thomas Cousins the 
which Land viz our Proportion as in Partnership between 
us & our Uncle Ichabod Cousins & the Heirs of our s d Fath- 
er John Cousins Deceased which is our Due by the Law 
We y e aboves d John Cousins Nathaniel Kimbal Abigail Kim- 
bal & Mary Cousins do for our selves & our Heirs Exec rs 
Admin™ make over & confirm to our s d Uncle Ichabod 
Cousins afores d his Heirs Exec 18 Admin 18 and Assigns To 
have and to hold together with all the Priviledges Rights & 
Appurtenances thereto belonging or in any wise appertain- 
ing as a free & clear Estate of Inheritance in Fee simple 
forever And we the aboves d John Cousins Nathaniel Kim- 
bal Abigail Kimbal & Mary Cousins do for our selves our 
Heirs Exec rs & Admin 18 respectively coven* & promise to & 
with the aboves d Ichabod Cousins his Heirs Exec r9 Admin rs 



& Assigns that we are the true and 



rightful Owners & Pro- 

r 



prietors of the above granted Premisses and y t we have full 
Power good Right and Authority to sell & dispose of the 
same as afores d Furthermore that we will Warrant & De- 
fend all the above granted Premisses from the lawful Claims 
or Demands of any pson or Persons what [135] sover lay- 
ing any legal Claim thereto In Witness whereof we the 
aboves d John Cousins Nathaniel Kimbal Abigail Kimbal & 
Mary Cousins have hereto set our Hands & Seals this twen- 
ty second Day of July Anno Domini one thousand seven 
hundred & twenty six and in y e twelfth Year of y e Reign of 
our Sovereign Lord George by the Grace of God of Great 
Brittain France & Ireland King &c. Furthermore Abigail 
Wiggins Widow to the afores d John Cousins Deceased doth 
freely fully & absolutely give surrend 1 " & yield up her Right 
of Dowry & Power of Thirds in & to the 
Premisses In witness whereof I have hereto set 
Seal 



above granted 



Signed Sealed & Delivered 
in Presence of 

his 

Zachariah Goodel 

Mark 

Nathaniel Harmon 
Zachariah Goodel Jun 1 



John Cusens 
Nathaniel Kimbal 

her 

Abigail X Kimbal 



my Hand & 

(Seal) 
(Seal) 



Mark 



(Seal) 



her 



Mary Cusens J (Seal) 



Mark 



Abigail Wiggins (Seal) 



Book XII, Fol. 135. 

Yorksc | Wells July. 22. 1726 The abovenamed John 
Cousins Nathanael Kimbal Abigail Kinibal, Mary Cousins & 
Abigail Wiggins" psonally appearing & acknowledged the 
above written Instrument in Writing to be their free Act & 
Deed Before me Joseph Hill J. Peace 

May the 11. 1727. A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



1 To all Christian People to whom these presents shall come 

Greeting Know ye that I William Cotton Sen r of 

Cotton Portsmouth in y e Province of New Hampshire in 

To New England for and in consideration of a valua- 
Hil l ble sum of four pounds of Current money of New 
England already in hand received have Given 
Granted bargained and sold alien d enfeoff* and confirmed to 
Joseph Hill of Portsmouth alias Greenland in y e Province 
of New Hampshire in New England Three Acres of land 
w ch is lying or being in y e Township of Scarbo in y e Prov- 
ince of Main in New England and it is the three Acres of 
Land y 1 was formerly Granted to Robert Eliot and w th all 
y e Title and Interest in y e Commonage of Common lands in 
said Town y* shall appurtain or belong y r to; to y e three 

Acres aforesaid and bounding on y e 

Northerly side by y e Land of Thomas Leatherby and bound- 
ing Northeast or Easterly by y e Town Commons or where 
Robert Eliots fence formerly was and bounding on y e South 
East or Southerly side by y e Land of John Tide and bound- 
ing on y e ! Westerly Side by a high way y t comes from a 
bridge formerly called Sheltons bridge w th all and singular 
y e wood under wood timber and Trees y t are standing ly- 
ing or being upon y e said land or whatsoever priveledge or 
appurtenances y* doth or may appertain or belong to y e 
same shall be for y e said Joseph Hill To Have and to Hold 
to him his heirs Executors administra 18 or assigns forever 
And I y e s d William Cotton all and Singular y e premises 
abovementioned do warrant y m to be free and clear from all 
and all manner of Gifts dowries mortgages or any other en- 
tanglem ts whatsoever y t doth or may appurtain or belong to 
y e same. And I y e said William Cotton all and singular y e 
premises abovementioned do bind my self my Heirs Execu rs 
or administra 1 * 8 to warrant acquit or forever to defend 
y? said Joseph Hill his Heirs Execu 18 adm 18 or assigns from 
any person or Persons whatsoever legally claiming any right 
title or interest of or into y e same a.id in confirmation of 
what is abovewritten I y e Said William Cotton have here- 



Book XII, Fol. 135. 



unto set my hand and Seal Dated this first day of Sept r and 
in y e year one Thousand Seven Hundred and nineteen 

William Cotton (Seal) 
Pro Ncav Hapsh 1 William 
Cotton personally appear- 
ing and acknowledged y e above 
instrument to be his voluntary act 
and deed this 11 th of July 1720 

Coram R Nibirt Jus : pac 8 
May y e 16 th 1727 A True Copy of y e Original Examined 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



Signed Sealed and delivered 
In Presence of us 
Thomas Cotton 
Moses Greenleaf 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ting Now Know ye that I Josiah Winn of Wells 
Winn To i n the County of York in the Province of the 
Credifer Massachusetts Bay in New England Yeoman for 
& in Consideration of the full & just Sum of 
twenty eight Pounds in passable Bills of Credit to me in 
Hand paid & by me received to my full consent & satisfac- 
tion by Joseph Credifer of Wells in the County afores d 
Yeoman y e Receit whereof I do hereby acknowledge & my 
self therewith fully satisfied & contented & thereof & of 
every Part & Parcel thereof do exonerate acquit & discharge 
y e s d Joseph Credifer his Heirs Exec 18 Admin™ forever 
by these Presents have given granted bargained sold aliened 
conveyed & confirmed and by these Presents Do freely fully 
and absolutely give grant bargain sell aliene convey & con- 
firm unto him the s d Joseph Credefer his Heirs and Assigns 
forever one Messuage or Parcel of fresh Meadow situate 
lying & being in Wells in the County afores d containing by 
estimation twenty Acres as will appear by grants upon. Re- 
cords be it more or less butted & bounded as followeth ten 
Acres on the Western Branch of the River com only called 
Merry Land River beginning where John Wheelwrights 
End at y e Ridge of Land & Pople Trees marked with the 
Letters I W & so running up the Brook the whole breadth 
of the Meadow until ten Acres be compleated & three Acres 
more lying at the Head of Jonathan Littlefields Meadow on 
the same brook and seven Acres more lying on a small 
Brook or Drain on the South Side of John Wheelwrights 
Meadow y e Whole Breadth of that Piece and so running 
Southward until seven Acres be compleated To have & to 
hold the s d granted & bargained Premisses w th all y e Appur- 
tenances Priviledges & comodities to the same belonging or 
in any wise Appertaining to him y e s d Joseph Credefer his 






Book XII, Fol. 115. 

Heirs & Assigns forever To his & their own proper Use 
Benefit & Behooff forever And I the s d Josiah Winn for 
memiy Heirs Exec rs Admin 18 do coven* promise & grant to 
& with the s d Joseph Credefer his Heirs & Assigns that be- 
fore the ensealing hereof I am the true sole & lawful Owner of 
y e above granted & bargained Premisses & am lawfully seized 
& possessed of the same in mine own proper Right as a good 
Perfect & absolute Estate of Inheritance in Fee simple & 
have in my self good Right full Power & lawful Authority 
to grant bargain sell convey & confirm s d bargained Prem- 
ises in manner as aboves d And that the s d Joseph Credefer 
his Heirs and Assigns shall & may from Time to Time & at 
all Times forever hereafter by Force & Vertue of these Pres- 
ents lawfully peaceably & quietly have hold use occupy 
possess & enjoy the s d demised & bargained Premisses with 
the Appurtenances free & clear & freely & clearly acquitted 
exonerated & discharged of from all & all manner of former 
or other Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Leases Mortgages 
Wills Entails Joyntures Dowries Judgments Executions 
Incumbrances & Extents Furthermore I y e s d Josiah Winn 
for my self my Heirs Exec rs Admin rS do conven* & engage 
the above demised Premisses to him the s d Joseph Credefer 
his Heirs & Assigns And that I will warrant & Defend 
against the lawful Claims or Demands of any Person or Per- 
sons whoever forever hereafter to secure & Defend And 
Lidai Winn the Wife of me the s d Josiah Winn doth by 
these Presents freely willingly give yield up & surrender 
all her Right of Dowry & Power of Thirds of in & unto the 
above demised Premisses unto him the s d Joseph Credifer 
his Heirs & assigns & the aboves d Josiah Winn & Lidai 
Winn have hereto put o l Hands & Seals this fifteenth Day 
of April one thousand seven hundred & twenty five & in the 
eleventh Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George 
by the Grace of God of Great Brittain France & Ireland 
King &c his 

Signed Sealed &» Delivered Josiah Winn V (seal) 
in Presence of us Mark 

Heanry Boothby Lydia Winn (Seal) 

John Storer Yorksc | Wells April 15 th 1725 

M r Josiah Winn & Lidia his Wife 
psonally appeared before me y e Sub- 
scrib r one of his Ma tys Justices of the 
Peace for s d County & freely acknowl- 
edg d y e w th in written Instrum* in writing 
to be their free Act & Deed 

Joseph Hill 
May 10 th 1727 A true Copy of the Original Examined 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



Book XII, Fol. 13(5. 



[136] 



Cousens 

To 
Cousens 



Know all Men by these Presents that I John Cou- 
sins of Wells in y e County of York in y e Province 
of the Massachusetts Bay in New England Planter 
am holden and firmly stand bound to Ichabod Cou- 
sins of Wells in the County & Province afores d 
Yeomen in twenty Pounds passable Money of s d 
Province to be paid to the s d Ichabod Cousins or his certain 
Attorney Exec rs Admin 18 or Assigns To y e which Paym 1 well 
& truly to be made I bind my self my Heirs Exec lS Admin™ 
firmly by these Presents Sealed with my Seal Dated the 
twenty second Day of July one thousand seven hundred & 
twenty six & in y e twelfth Year of the Reign of our Sove- 
reign Lord George by y e Grace of God of Great Brittain 
France & Ireland King &c 

The Condition of this Obligation is such y l if y e above 
bounden John Cousins procure his sister Mary Cousins with- 
in one Year after she has attain d to twenty one Years of 
Age or otherwise as the Law directs for Sale of Lands 
to give a Quit Claim in writing if need from under her 
Hand & Seal to the s d Ichabod Cousins 



discharge of her Portion to a certain Piece or 



or Heirs in full 
Tract of Land 
now in y e Possession of the aboves d Ichabod Cousins or the 
s d John Cousins to Defend v e aboves d Ichabod Cousins from 
the aboves d Mary Cousins laying any claim thereto forever 
then this present Obligation to be Void & of none effect or 
else to stand in full Force Strength & Vertue 
Signed Sealed & Delivered John Cusens (Seal) 

in y e Presence of York ss | Wells July y e 23 d 

his 1726 Then the abovenamed 

Goodil John Cusens psonally appeared 
Mark & acknowledg d the above written 

Harmon Instrument in writing under his 
Kimbull Hand to be his free Act & Deed 

Before me Joseph Hill J. Peace 
May. 11. 1727. A true Copy of the Original Exam d 

by^Jos : Moody Reg r 



Zachariah 

Nathaniel 
Nathaniel 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing Now Know ye that we Zechariah Goodall & 
George Jacobs both of Wells in the County of 
York in y e Province of the Massachusetts Bay in 
New England Planters with our Wives Elizabeth 
Goodall and Hannah Jacobs daughters of & in 
Part Heirs to the Estate of Thomas Cousins form- 
erly of Wells afores d for & in consideration of y e Sum of 



Groodell 
& Jacobs 

To 
Cousens 



Book XII, Fol. 119. 

ten Pounds paid in Hand to George Jacob afores d & y e Sum 
of six Pounds in Hand paid to Zechariah Goodall afores d 
with which Sums respectively we do hereby acknowledge 
our selves satisfied & contented Have Given and granted 
and do by these presents fully clearly and absolutely give 
grant bargain sell alienate Enfeoff make over and confirm 
unto our Brother Ichabod Cousins (from whose hands we 
received y e money aforesaid respectively) our proportion- 
able part of a Tract of Land of one hundred Acres be it 
more or less lying and being in y e Township of wells, on y e 
Easterly side of land now in possession of Nathaniel Clark 
bounded North Easterly by little River North westerly by 
old Sawco Path, it being a tract of Land of one hundred 
Acres formerly granted to our father Thomas Cousins. The 
which Land viz our proportion as in Partnership between us 
and our brother Ichabod Cousins and y e heirs of our brother 
John Cousins deceased w ch is our due by y e law, we y e 
abovesaid Zachariah Goodale and Elizabeth Goodale and 
George Jacob and Hannah Jacob do for ourselves and our 
Heirs Execu ls Admin rs make over and Confirm to our broth- 
er Ichabod Cousins afores d his Heirs Execu rs Admin rs and 
assigns to Have and to Hold together w th all y e priviledges 
rights and appurtenances y r to belonging or in any wise ap- 
pertaining as a free and clear estate of inheritance in fee 
Simple forever. And we y e aboves d Zechariah Goodale and 
Elizabeth Goodale and George Jacob and Hannah Jacob do 
for our selves our Heirs Execu rs and Admin rs respectively 
covenant and promise to and w th y e aboves d Ichabod Cousins 
his Heirs Execu ls admin rs and assigns that we are y e true 
and right full proprietors of y e above granted premises and 
that we have full power right and authority to sell and dis- 
pose of y e Same as aforesaid Furthermore that we will war- 
rant and defend y e above granted premises from y e lawfull 
claims or demands of any person or persons whatsoever ; 
In Witness whereof We y e abovesaid Zechariah Goodale and 
George Jacob & Elizabeth Goodall and Hannah Jacob have 
hereunto set our hands and seals this thirtieth day of July 
Anno Dom 1 one Thousand seven hundred and Seventeen and 
in y e third year of y e reign of our Sovereign Lord George 
be y e grace of God of great Britain France & Ireland King 
&c 



Book XII, Fol 136. 



Signed sealed and delivered „ , . , his r , 

Zechariah X Goodale (Seal) 

mark 

Gonr Jacob 



in Presence of us 
Samuel Dredwell 



Nathaniel Clark 
Samuel Emery 



her 



(Seal) 
(Seal) 



Elizabeth X Goodale 

mark 
her 

Hannah X Jacob (Seal) 

Mark 

York sc | July 30 th 1717 Then y e aforesaid Zechariah 
Goodale George Jacob Elizabeth Goodaie and Hannah 
Jacob personally appeared before me and acknowledged y e 
abovewritten instrument to be y r act and deed 

John Wheelwright Justice Peace 
May y e 11 th 1727 A True Copy of y e Original Examined 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



Emery 

To 
Emery 



To all Persons to whom these Presents shall come I Job 
Emery of Berwick in y e County of York within his 
Majesties Province of y e Massachusetts bay in New 
England Brick layer (alias Husbandman) do send 
Greeting ; Know ye that I y e said Job Emery for 
and in consideration of y e love good will and affec- 
tion which I have and do bear towards my loving son Jos- 
eph Emery of Berwick aforesaid Blacksmith have Given 
Granted and by these Presents do freely clearly and abso- 
lutely Give and Grant unto y e said Joseph Emery his Heirs 
and assigns a Certain Messuage or Tract of Land Scituate 
lying and being in y e Town of Berwick aforesaid Contain- 
ing half an Acre be it more or less Running Eleven Rods 
on y e high way from a place Called and known by y e name 
of y e Stony Brook bridge and from thence Eleven Rods to 
a point of land on said brook & then Eleven Rods up y e 
said brook to s d bridge or however it is otherwise bounded 



or reputed to be bounded together w th all 



and singular y e 
houses buildings Edifices wayes profits Commodities streams 
of water and Priveledges whatsoever y r unto belonging or 
iti any wayes or means appertaining — And one other Mes- 
suage or Tract of Land mostly set out in an Orchard lying 
on y e Eastern side of said Stony brook Containing about 
one Acre be it more or less beginning at y e Corner of y e 
said Orchard being about ten or twelve rods Eastward from 
y e said Stony Brook Bridge and by y e high way and to run 
Eastward by y e said way & Southward as far as y e said Or- 
chard fence now is and is bounded on y e Eastern End by a 
Maple Tree Marked Standing Even upon a line with y e 



Book XII, Fol. 137. 

dividing fence between y e Land of my Broth 1 ' James Emery 
deceas fl and my own feild with all and singular y e Prive- 

ledges profits and appurtenances of y e said Orchard 

as above described and bounded or otherwise reputed to be 
bounded To Have and to Hold all and singular y e said 
House n Lands and orchard to him y e said Joseph Emery his 
Heirs and assigns forever as his or their own proper estate 
w th out any manner of Condition. In witness whereof I have 
hereunto set my hand* and Seal y e 14 th day of Jan ry in y e 13 th 
year of y e Reign of our Sovereign Lord George by y e Grace 
of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King &c Anno 
Dom 1 1726 | 7 Job Emery (Seal) 

Signed Sealed and delivered York sc | Berwick 

In Presence of us May 8 th 1727 Job 

Ben jam 1 " Emery Emery personally ap- 

Thomas "* Mattucks P . earin ? acknowled S ed J* 

inomas Mattucfcs thin written i ns t ru ment to 

mark 

Noah Emery be his voluntary act and deed 

Coram Sam 11 Plaisted Jus : P s 
May 11 th 1727 A True Copy of y e original Examined 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



To all Persons to whom these presence shall come I Job 
Emery of Berwick in y e County of York w th in 
Emery hi s majesties Province of y e Massachusetts Bay in 
To New England Bricklayer (alias Husbandman) do 
his Son send Greeting Know y e that I y e said Job Emery 
for and in consideration of y e love good will and 
affection which I have and do bear towards my loving son 
Benjamin Emery of s d Berwick labourer have Given grant- 
ed and by these presents do freely clearly and absolutely 
give and [137] Grant unto the said Benj a Emery a Certain 
Tract or Parcel of Land Containing twenty Acres scituate 
lying and being Partly in y e Township of Kittery and part- 
ly in y e Township of Berwick in y e County aforesaid y e di- 
viding line between y e said Kittery and Berwick running 
thro said tract of Land and it is bounded on y e west by y e 
County Rhoad y* leads from Berwick to York and on y e 
North by Commons and Nathan Lord's Land & South East- 
erly by y e Land of Daniel Emery or otherwise as it is 
bounded or reputed to be bounded To have and To Hold y e 
said Granted Premises w th all and singular priviledges Com- 
modities appurtenances Streams of Water Wood Under- 
wood and Timber whatsoever y 1 untc belonging or in any 
ways appertaining Reserving to my self and wife liberty to 

Book xii. 27 



Book XII, Fol. 137. 

Cutt & Carry off from s d tract of Land any firewood and 
building timber or fencing stuff or other Timber that we 
shall have occasion for during our natural lives. And if he 
shall have occasion to sell s cl tract of Land and Swamp con- 
tain 01 in y e afores d bounds he is and shall be hereby oblig d 
to sell it to some of my Children if they will give as much 
for it as it may be reasonably valued at, To him y e said 
Benj n Emery his Heirs and assigns forever without any 
other condition. In Witness Av r of f have hereunto set my 
hand & seal y e fourteenth day of January in y e thirteenth 
year of y e reign of our Sovereign Lord George b}^ y e grace 
of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defend 1 ' 
of y e faith &c Anno Dom 1 1726 | 7 
Signed Sealed and delivered Job Emer}^ (Seal) 

in presence of us York sc | Berwick Mav 

her 8 th 1727 Job Emery per- 

Mehitabel ^ Emery sonally appearing before me 

Mark y e Subscrib 1 ' acknowledged y e 

his w th in written instrum* to be his 

Thomas v Mattucks free act and deed 

Mark 

Noah Emery Sam 11 Plaisted Jus : P s 

May 11 th 1727. A true Copy of y e Original Examed 

by Jos : Moody Reg 1 



To all People to whom these presents shall came Jona- 
than Nason of y e Town of Kittery in y e County of 
Nason York in his Majes 8 Province of y e Massachusetts 
To Bay in New England Yeoman Sendeth Greeting 
Grant Know ye that for and in Consideration of y e full 
and whole sum of Twelve Pounds Currant money of 
New England to me in hand Well and truly paid before y e 
signing sealing and delivery of these presents by Peter 
Grant of y e Town of Berwick in y e County aforesaid Hus- 
bandman y e receipt y r of I do acknowledge my self to be 
fully satisfied contented and .paid part given granted bar- 
gain 01 and sold and do by these presents for my self my 
Heirs Execu rs Admin rs and Assigns forever fully freely and 
absolutely give Grant Bargain Sell convey pass over and 
confirm unto him y e fores d Peter Grant and to his Heirs 
Execu" admin 1 " 8 and assigns forever thirty four Acres of a 
Certain Grant of fifty Acres of Land granted and Given to 
me y e foresaid Jonathan Nason by y e Town of Kittery May 
ye i()th 17Q3 a u w ch thirty four Acres of y e Grant of fifty 
Acres of land aforesaid To have and to Hold to him y e fore- 



Book XII, Fol. 137. 

said Peter Grant and to his Heirs Execu rs Admin 18 & as- 
signs forever w th all and singular y e appurtenances and priv- 
eledges y r unto belonging freely and clearly exonerated ac- 
quitted and discharg' 1 of and from all manner of former 
Gifts Grants Bargains sales wills Dowries or any other in- 
cumberance whatsoever had made done or suffered to be 
done by me y e foresaid Jonathan Nason whereby y e fore- 
said Peter Grant or his Heirs Execu rs Admin rs or assigns 
may be in any ways' molested or disturb d in y 1 quiet and 
peaceble injoym* and improvem* of ye above granted prem- 
ises or any part thereof And further I y e said Jonathan 
Nason do avouch my self at y e time of y e signing and seal- 
ing of these presents to be y e true and lawfull owner of y e 
above granted premises and have good right and full power 
of my self to make sale y r of In Witness hereof I have here- 
unto set my hand and seal this first day of Decern 1 ' Anno 
Domini one Thousand Seven hundred Twenty and two and 
in y e Ninth Year of King George Reign &c 
Signed sealed and delivered Jonathan Nason (seal) 

In presence of us York sc | May 11 th 

James Warren J 1727 Jonathan Nason 

Alexander Gray > Witnesses abovenamed personally 

John Warren ) appearing acknowledged y e 

above instrument to be his 
free act and deed 
Coram Jos : Hamond J. Pac s 
May 11 th 1727. A True Copy of y e Original Examined 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



To all Christian People to whom this present deed of 
sale shall come Greeting Know ye that I Nathaniel 
Danford Danford of y e Town of Newbury in y e County of 
To Essex in his majesties Province of y G Massachu- 

White se tts Bay in New England Planter for and in Con- 
sideration of y e sum of Twenty five Pound to me 
in hand paid by y e Rever d John White of y e Town of Gloc- 
ester in y e County of Essex Pastour y e receipt whereof I 
do hereby acknowledge and my self y r with to be fully sat- 
isfied contented and paid and y r of and from every part and 
Parcel thereof do forever discharge y e said John White his 
Heirs and assigns forever Have Given Granted bargain* 
sold alienated Enfoff* convey* confirm* and assign* and by 
these presents do fully clearly freely and absolutely give 
grant bargain sell alinate enfeoff convey confirm and assign 
unto y e said John White his Heirs Execu" and admin™ a 



Book XII, Fol. 137 



Certain tract of Land of fifty Acres be it more or less join- 
ing to little Brook near Maiden Cove being in y e Town of 
Falmouth (otherwise called Casco Bay) in y e County of 
York and province aforesaid which said tract of Land I 
bought of my Uncle John Danford and my father Jonathan 
Danford of Newbury aforesaid and is bounded as by y e Re- 
cords may appear relation y r to being had ; To have and To 
hold y e s d granted and bargained premises to y e only proper 
use benefit and behoof of him y e said John White his Heirs 
and assigns forever And it shall and may be lawful for him 
y e said John White his Heirs and Assigns from henceforth 
and forever quietly and peacebly to have hold use occupy 
possess and enjoy y e said granted and bargained premises 
(w th all and singular y e rights profits and appurtenances y 1 
unto belonging) free and clear freely and clearly acquitted 
and discharg d of and from all manner of former and other 
Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Mortgages thirds Dowers Title 
of Dowers Debts Dues or incumberances whatsoever. And I 
y e said Nathaniel Danford my Heirs Execu rs and admin 18 y e 
said Granted and bargain d premises unto y e said John White 
his Heirs Execu rs and admin™ shall and will by these pres- 
ents forever warrant and defend ag* all manner of persons 
lawfully claiming any right title interest property or de- 
mand of in or to y e premises or any part or parcel y 1 of. In 
Witness whereof I y e said Nathaniel Danford have hereunto 
set my hand and seal y e Twenty Eighth day of April Anno 

Dom 1 1727. AT ,, . ** , • , , N 

Nathaniel X Danford (Seal) 

Mark 



Signed sealed and delivered 



In presence of 
James Parsons 
Charles Glover 



May 3 d 1727. 



Essex Sc | April 28 th 1727 
Nathaniel Danford abovenam d 
personaly appeared and acknowl- 
edged y e forgoing instrument to be 
his voluntary act and deed 
before me Epes Sergeant Jus 1 Peace 
A True Copy of y e Original Examined 
by Jos : Moody Reg r 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing. Know ye that I Roger Dearing of New 
Castle in y e Province of New Hampshire in New 
England Shipwright for and in consideration of 
one hundred and fifty Pounds Currant Money of 
New England to me in hand before y e Ensealing 
hereof well and truly paid by Joseph Hoult of York in y e 
County of York in y e Province of y e Massachusetts Bay in 



Dearing 

To 
Hoult 



Book XII, Fol. 138. 

New England aforesaid Yeoman the Receit whereof I do here- 
by acknowledge and my self y r w th fully satisfied contented 
and paid and y r of and of every part and parcel thereof do 
exonerate acquit and discharge y e said Joseph Hoult his 
Heirs Execu rs Adm rS forever by these presents have given 
granted bargained sold alien d Convey d and confirm d and by 
these presents do freely fully and absolutely give grant bar- 
gain sell aliene Convey and confirm unto him y e said Jo- 
seph Hoult his Heirs and assigns forever [138] A Certain 
Tract or Parcel of Land Scituate lying and being in y e Town- 
ship of Kittery Containing fourty Acres butted and bounded 
as followeth viz Beginning at a small Beech Tree marked 
with R D at y e Northermost Corner of a Tract of Land for- 
merly Joseph Dearings thence running Northwest Thirty 
Six Poles then South West Ninety Six Poles to a Tree 
marked four sides then North west thirty six Poles to a Tree 
marked four square then South West fourty eight poles to a 
Tree marked on four sides then South East Seventy two 
Poles to a Maple tree marked four square with y e letters R 
D then North East one hundred and fourty four Poles to a 
beech tree marked R D w ch was y e first beginning it being 
part of a Lot of fifty Acres of Land y l was laid out to me y e 
said Roger Dearing y e 10 th day of this instant March as by 
Kittery Town Book may appear To Have and to hold y e 
said Granted and bargain d premises with all y e priveledges 
appurtenances and commodities to y e same belonging or in 
any wise appurtaining to him y e said Joseph Hoult his Heirs 
and assigns forever to his and y r only proper use and behoof 
forever — And I y e said Roger Dearing for me my Heirs Ex- 
ec^ and admin rs do Covenant promise & Grant to and w th y e 
said Joseph Hoult his Heirs and assigns that at y e Ensealing 
and until y e Delivery of these presents I am y e true sole 
and lawfull owner of y e abovebargaincd premises and am 
lawfully seized and possessed of y e same in mine own prop- 
er right as a good perfect & absolute Estate of inheritance 
in fee Simple and have in my self good right full power and 
lawfull authority to grant bargain sell* convey and confirm 
said bargain' 1 premises in manner as aforesaid And y t y e s d 
Joseph Hoult his Heirs and assigns shall and may from time 
to time and at all times forever hereafter by force and vir- 
tue of these presents lawfully peacebly and quietly have 
hold use occupy possess and enjoy y e said demised and bar- 
gain d premises with y e appurtenances free and clear and free- 
ly and clearly acquitted exonerated & discharg d of & from all 
manner of former % ancl other Gifts Grante bargains Sales Leases 
Mortgages Wills Entailer Jointures Doweries Judgments 



Book XII, Fol. 138. 



Executions and Incumberances of what name or nature so- 
ever y l might in any measure or degree obstruct or make 
void this present deed. Furthermore I y e said Roger Bear- 
ing for my self my Heirs Execu rs adm" do Covenant and 
engage to and w th y e said Joseph Hoult his Heirs and as- 
signs y e aforedemised Premises to him and y m ag* y e lawfull 
claims and demands of all persons whatsoever forever here- 
after, to warrant secure and defend, And Elizabeth Dearing 
y e wife of me y e Said Roger Dearing doth by these presents 
freely and willingly give yield up and surrender all her 
right of Dowry and power of thirds of in and unto y e afore- 
demised premises to him y e s d Joseph Hoult his heirs and 
assigns. In Witness whereof y e said Roger and Elizabeth 
Dearing have hereunto set y r hands and seals y e 29 th day of 
March in y e thirteenth Year of y e Reign of our Sovereign 
Lord George by y e grace of God of Great Britain &c King 
Defend r of y e faith &c Anno Domini 1727. 
Signed sealed and delivered Roger Dearing (seal) 

In presence of us Elizabeth Dearing (Seal) 

Joseph Say word York sc | May 11 th 1727 M r Ro o'- 



er Dearing and Elisabeth his Wife 
psonally appearing acknowledged the 
foregoing Instrum 1 in writing to be y r 
voluntary act and deed 

Before Joseph Hill J. Peace 
11 th 1727 A True Copy of y e Original Examined 

by Jos: Moody Reg r 



James Grant 
Joseph Bane 



May 



Know all men by these presents that I Moses Spencer of 

Berwick in y e County of York and within his maj- 

Spencer esties Province of y e Massachusetts Bay in New 

To England Husbandman for and in Consideration of 

Spencer ye § um f Twenty Pounds in lawfull Publick bills 
of Credit to me in hand well and truly paid by 
william Spencer of y e same Berwick and County and prov- 
ince afores d Coopper y e Receipt whereof I acknowledge and 
own my self fully Satisfied Contented and paid have Given 
granted bargain d alien d assign d set over and Confirm* 1 and by 
these presents do fully freely clearly and absolutely give 
grant bargain sell aliene assign set over and Confirm unto y e 
said william Spencer and to his Heirs Execu rs Admin" and 
Assigns forever two Acres of Meadow ground out of my 
piece of Medow or Marsh lying in said Berwick and known 
by y e name of Long Marsh y e whole piece Containing about 
Eight Acres as is bounded Easterly on y e land or Meadow 



Book XII, Fol. 138. 

of John Cooper Westerly Northerly and southerly on my y e 
said Moses Spencers own land the said two Acres of Marsh 
or Meadow to be part of y e lower end of y e said Eight Acres 
Together with all and Singular y e fenceing wayes profits 
priveledges rights Common rights Commodities heredita- 
ments and appurtenances and whatsoever y r unto belongeth 
or is by any manner of wayes or means appertaining to have 
and to hold the said two Acres of Marsh or Meadow and all 
other y e above granted and bargained premises with y r ap- 
purtenances unto him y e said William Spencer and to his 
Heirs Execu rs Admin rs to his and y r own only proper use 
benefit and behoof forever And I y e s d Moses Spencer for 
my self my heirs Execu 18 and admin rs do Covenant promise 
agree and grant with y e said William Spencer his heirs Ex- 
ecu 18 Adm ra and assigns in manner and form following that 
is to say that at y e time of this bargain and sale and until y e 
ensealing and delivery of these presents I am y e true sole 
and lawfull owner of y e said Marsh or Meadow Ground & 
all other y e abovegranted and bargain d premises w th y r ap- 
purtenances in a perfect Estate of Inheritance in fee Simple 
w th out any manner of condition reservation or limitation of 
use or uses whatsoever whereby to alter change or make 
void this present deed of Sale having in my self full power 
good right and lawfull authority to sell and confirm y e same 
in manner and form as aforesaid And y e s d William Spencer 
his Heirs Execu ls adm rs and assigns shall and may 
from henceforth and forever hereafter lawfully peacebly and 
quietly have hold use occupy possess injoy and improve all 
y e above granted and bargain d premises w Ul y r appurtinan- 
ces they being free and clear and clearly acquitted exoner- 
ated and discharg d of and from all manner of former and 
other Gifts Grants Sales Leases Mortgages titles troubles 
thirds Dowries Joyntures Executions Claims and demands 
whatsoever. And further I y e s d Moses Spencsr my heirs 
Exec rs and adm ls shall and will from hence forth and forever 
hereafter warrant and defend y e s d two acres or Marsh or 
Meadow and all other y e above granted and bargain d prem- 
ises w th y 1 ' appur es unto him y e said William Spencer and to 
his heirs Execu 1 ' 8 aclm rs and assigns forever ag* y e lawfull 
claims and demands of all and Every Person whatsoever In 
Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal and 
Elizabeth my wife in testimony of her acquitting and releas- 
ed of her right of thirds or dowry in y e s d Marsh or Meadow 
and all y e above granted premises. May y c Eleventh Anno 
Domini Seventeen hundred and twenty seventh and in y e 
thirteenth year of his majesty King George his Reign &c 



Book XII, Fol. 139. 

Signed Sealed and delivered The word Eight between y e 

In y e presence of us 14 th and 15 Ul lines enter 11 

Jos: Moody before signing and Sealing 
Peter Grant Moses Spencer (seal) 

(Seal) 

York sc | May 11 th 1727. This day Moses Spencer y e 
Subscrib r to y e foregoing Instrument personally appearing 
acknowledg d y e same to be his free act and deed 

Coram Will 1 * 1 Pepperill Jun 1 J. Pac s 
May 11 th 1727 A True Copy of y e Original Exam d 

by Jos : Moody Reg 1 



To all People to whom these presents shall come Greet- 
ing Know ye that I Walter Matthews late of 
Matthews Smutty nose Island Isles shoals now of York in y e 
To County of York in y e province of y e Massachu- 

Minots setts Bay in new England Fisherman for divers 
good causes and Considerations him y 1 ' unto mov- 
ing more especially for and in consideration of fifty five 
Pounds Currant lawful money of new England to him in 
hand well and truly paid before y e Ensealing & delivery of 
these presents by Stephen Minot and John Minot both of 
Marble head in y e County of Essex in y e Province afores d 
Merch ts y e receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge and 
my self y 1- w th fully satisfied and contented and y 1 ' of and of 
every part and parcel y 1 ' of do exonerate acquit and dis- 
charge y e s d Stephen and John Mitfot y r heirs Execu rs and 
Adm 18 forever by these presents Have given granted bar- 
gained sold alien d convey d and Confirm 41 and by these pres- 
ents do freely fully and absolutely give grant bargain sell 
aliene convey and confirm unto y m y e s. d Stephen and. John 
Minot y r heirs and assigns forever one Certain dwelling 
house and all my third of y e tract of land w r of I am at 
present owner on s d Island Scituate lying and being on 
Smutty nose Island Isles shoals Butted and bounded on y e 
land of Thomas Mannery deceas d as also his half two mooring 
anchers and a Chain & a mooring Cable Francis Matthews 
owing y e other half of s d Mooring anchors Chain [139] 
And mooring Cable To have and to hold y e s d granted and 
bargain d premises w th all y e priveledges appurtenances and 
commodities to y e same belonging or in any wise appurtain- 
ing to them y e said Stephen and John minot y r heirs and 
assigns to y r only proper use benefit and behoof forever. 
And I the Said Walter Matthews' for me my heirs Ex rs and 
adm 18 do Covenant and engage to and w th y e said John and 



Book XII, Fol. 139. 

Stephen Minot y v Heirs and assigns that at y e ensealing and 
until y e delivery of these presents I am y e true sole and 
lawfull owner of y e above bargain d premisses and am law- 
fully seized and possessed of y e same in mine own proper 
right as a good perfect and absolute estate of inheritance in 
fee simple having in my self full power good right and law- 
full authority to grant bargain sell convey and confirm s d 
bargain' 1 premisses in manner as abovesaid and y l y e said 
John and Stephen Minot y r heirs and assigns shall and may 
from time to time and at all times forever hereafter by 
force and virtue of these presents lawfully peaccby and 
quietly have hold use occupy possess and enjoy y e said de- 
mised and bargain d premisses w th y e appurtenances free and 
clear and freely and clearly exonerated acquitted and dis- 
charged of from all former and other Grifts grants Bargains 
sales Leases Mortgages wills Entails Joyntures dowries 
judgments Executions and Incumbrances of what name or 
nature soever w ch might in any measure or degree obstruct 
or make void this present deed — Moreover 1 y e said Walter 
Matthews for my self my heirs Execu rs and admin rs do 
Covenant promise and engage } /e before demised premisses 
w th y e appurtenances to them y e said Stephen and John 
Minot y r heirs and assigns ag l y e lawful claims and demands 
of any person or persons forever hereafter to warrant se- 
cure and defend by these presents And Hannah y e wife of 
me y° said Walter Matthews doth by these presents freely 
willing give yield up and surrender all her right of dower 
of thirds of in and unto y e afore demissed premisses to y m 
y e s d Stephen and John Minot y r heirs and assigns — In wit- 
ness whereof y e s d Walter Matthews and Hannah his wife 
have hereunto set y r hands and seals y e twentieth clay of 
may anno Dom 1 one Thousand seven hundred and Twenty 
Seven Annoq 1 ' R l R is Mag a Brittan* &c decimo tertio 
Signed sealed and delivered 

In presence of us Walter Matthews (Seal) 

Jonathan Sherman her 

Stephen England Hannah Matthews (Seal) 

mark 

York sc I May 20 th 1727 Walter 
Matthews then personally appeared 
before me y e Subscriber one of his 
majes s justices of y e peace for y e said Coun- 
ty and acknowledge this instrument to be his 
free act and deed Sam 11 Came 

May 20 th 172?. A True Copy of y e original Examined 

by Jos : Moody Reg r 



Book XII, Fol. IB a. 

Know all men that I Daniel Grant of Berwick in y e 
County of York and in his Majcs 8 Province of y e 
Grant Massachusetts Bay in New-England Husbandman 
To for and in Consideration of y e sum of f ourty Pounds 
Grant i n Publick bills of Credit to me in hand well and 
truly paid at y e Ensealing and delivery of these 
presents by Peter Grant of y e Town County and Province 
afores d husbandman y e receipt Avhereof I acknowledge and 
own my self fully satisfied, contented and paid have given 
granted bargain d sold alien d assign d set over and confirmed 
and by these presents do fully clearly freely and absolutely 
give grant bargain sell aliene assign set over and confirm 
unto y e said Peter Grant and to his Heirs Execu rs admin 18 
and assigns forever a Certain Peice of Land lying and be- 
ing in s d Berwick Containing Seven Acres and quarter .on 
an East & by north line Eighty one Pole and on a North 
and by west line fourteen Pole and at y e other end fifteen 
Pole on a South and by East line and is on y e North side ou 
a strait line from y e extent of y e fourteen Pole to y e fif- 
teenth pole, and is bounded on y e north Av th Capt n James 
Grant's Land and on y e East w th y e high way and on y e 
South w 111 his own land w ch he purchased of Alex 1 ' Grant and 
on y e west w lh Daniel Grants own land &also all said Daniel 
Grants Interest and right he hath to all or any part of Land 
at Loves Brook he now has or may ever hereafter have to 
any part of y e same Together w th all and singular y e fencing 
wayes profits rights and proportion of Common rights priv- 
eledges Hereditiments and appurtenances and whatsoever 
thereunto belongeth or is by any manner of ways or meas 
appertaining. To have and to hold y e said Seven Acres and 
quarter of land and his right of Land at Loves Brook and 
all y e other above granted and bargain* 1 premisses w th their 
appurtenances unto him y e said Peter Grant and to his Heirs 
Execu rs Admin rs and assigns to his and y r own only proper 
use benefit and behoof forever And I y e said Daniel Grant for 
himself his Heirs Execu rs adm rs and assigns w th y e said Peter 
Grant his Heirs Execu 18 Admin 18 and Assigns [do Cove- 
nant and agree] in manner and form following that is to 
say that I y e said Daniel Grant at y e ensealing and delivery 
of these presents am y e true and y e lawfull owner of all y e 
above granted and bargain 11 premisses and have in my self 
full power good right and lawfull authority to give grant 
bargain sell and confirm y e same in manner and form as 
aforesaid. And y e said Peter Grant his Heirs Execu rs Ad- 
min™ and assigns shall and may from henceforth and 
forever hereafter lawfully peacebl}^ and quietly have hold 
use occupy possess and enjoy all y e above granted and bar- 



Book XII, Fol. 139. 

gain d premisses vv th y r appurtenances they being free and 
clear and clearly acquitted Exonerated and discharg d of and 
from all manner of former and other Gifts grants bargains 
sales leases Mortgages titles Thirds Dowries Executions 
Claims and demands whatsoever And Further I y e said Dan- 
iel Grant my Heirs Execu rs and admin" shall & will from 
henceforth and forever hereafter warrant and defend y e said 
Seven Acres and a Quarter of Land and my right at Loves 
Brook and all other y e abovegranted and bargain d premisses 



w 



in 



y r appurtenances unto him y e said Peter Grant his Heirs 
Execu ls adm rs and assigns forever ag* y e lawfull claims and 
demands of all and every person whatsoever In witness 
whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal Novemb r the 
twenty Eighth Anno Dom 1 Seventeen hundred and Twenty 
Six and in y e thirteenth year of his Majesties King George 
his Reign &c The words Covenant 

Signed sealed and delivered and agree interlin d be- 

in presence of us fore signing and sealing 

her Note also tis agreed be- 

Deliverance ft*^ Goodin tween both parties before 

mark signing and sealing s d Dan- 

„ , hi , s ^ ,. iel Grant shall have a conve- 

7 ± » ient W th ™ * d l«»d to ye 
John Bradstreet high way 

Daniel Grant /fcUiis mark (Seal) 
York sc | Berwick May 8 th 1727 Daniel Grant personally 
appearing acknowledged y e above and w th in written instru- 
ment to be his free and voluntary act and deed 

Coram Sam 11 Plaisted Jus peace 
May 20 th 1727 Recorded according to y e original Ex- 
amined by Jos : Moody Reg 1 



To all People to whom these presents shall come Greet- 
ing Know ye that I Moses Banks of York in }^ e 
Banks County of York in y e Province ol y e Massachusetts 
To Bay in New-England Yeoman for and in consider- 

Sewall & ation of y e sum of fourty Pounds good bills of 
Banks Publick credit to me in hand well and truly paid 
before y e sealing and delivery of these presents by 
Nicholas Sewal of said York Tanner and Samuel Banks of 
said Town Husbandman in equal proportion y e receipt where- 
of I do hereby acknowledge and my self y r with fully satis- 
fied contented arid paid and thereof and of every part and 
parcel y r of do exonerate acquit and discharge y e said Nich- 



Book XII, Fol. 140. 

olas Sewall and Samuel Banks y r Heirs Execut rs adniin rs 
forever by these present have given granted bargain d sold 
alien d convey d and confirm d and by these presents do fully 
freely and absolutely give grant bargain sell aliene convey 
and Confirm unto y e said Nicholas Sewall and Samuel Banks 
y r Heirs and assigns forever a Certain Tract or Parcel of 
Land situate lying and being in y e Township of York con- 
taining Twenty Acres by estimation be y e same more or less 

Butted and bounded as followeth viz Beginning at a 

Beech mark 1 on four sides standing about fourty Pole or 
Pearch to y e south East of y e rocky ground on y e East side 
of y e way y* leadeth to y e rocky ground aforesaid and run- 
neth in breadth fm said Beech fourty Pole or Pearch North 
East to a maple tree standing in a Swamp marked four 
sides and y n Northwest Eighty Pole or Pearch to a Red Oak 
marked on four sides and y 11 South west fourty Pole or 
Pearch to small pine marked four sides and y n South East 
to y e Beech tree above mention d w ch Twenty Acres of Land 
was laid out to my honoured father John Banks deceased y e 
fifth of March Sixteen hundred ninety nine by virtue of a 
Twenty Acre Grant made to him by y e Town of York y e 
Sixteenth of Octob r Sixteen hundred ninety Six as by York 
[140] Town records may more at large appear. To have 
and To hold the said bargain d and demis d premises w th all 
priveledges and appurtenances to y e same belonging or in 
any wise appertaining unto them y e said Nicholas Sewall 
and Samuel Banks in equal partnership and to y r Heirs and 
assigns forever. To y r only proper use benefit and behoof 
forever. And I y e said Moses Banks do Covenant promise 
and grant to and w th y e said Nicholas Sewall and Samuel 
Banks that at y e Ensealing and till y e delivery of these pres- 
ents I am y e true Sole and law full owner of y e above bar- 
gain 11 premises and am lawfully seized and posses* of y e same 
in mine own proper right as a good perfect and absolute Es- 
tate of Inheritance in fee Simple and have in my self good 
right full power and lawfull authority to grant bargain sell 
aliene convey & confirm said demised premisses in manner 
as abovesaid And that y e said Nicholas Sewall and Samuel 
Banks y r Heirs and assigns shall and may from time to time 
and at all times forever hereafter by force and virtue of 
these presents lawfully peacebly and quietly have hold use oc- 
cupy possess and enjoy said granted and bargain d premisses 
w th y e appurtenances free and clear and freely and clearly ex- 
onerated acquitted and discharg d of from all former and other 
Gifts Grants bargains sales leases Mortgages wills intails 
Joyntures dowries judgments Executions incumberances and 



Book XII, Fol. 140. 

extents Furthermore I y e said Moses Banks for me my 
Heirs Execu rs & admin rs do Covenant and engage ye above 
demised premisses w th all y e appurtenances to y e said Nich- 
olas Sewall and Samuell Banks their Heirs and Assigns for- 
ever hereafter against y e lavvfull claims and demands of all 
and every persons w m soever to warrant secure and defend 
by these presents — And Ruth Banks y e wife of me y e said 
Moses Banks doth hereby freely willing give yield up and 
surrender all her right of dower and power of thirds of in 
or unto y e premisses unto y e s d Nicholas Sewall and Samuel 
their Heirs and assigns forever In witness whereof y e said 
Moses Banks and Ruth Banks have hereunto set y r hands 
and seals this Twenty fourth day of June in y e year of our 
Lord one Thousand seven hundred and twenty six and in y e 
Twelfth year of King Georges Reign 
Signed sealed and delivered Moses Banks (Seal) 

In presence of us -p, ,, *"* ^ , , N 

T 1 i -r» ul Ruth X Banks (Seal) 

Joseph Preble m £ k V ) 

Ste hen^sPreble York Sc I March T 14th 1726 I 7 

^ O' Moses Banks personally appeared 

before me the Subsc r and freely ac- 
knowledged this instrum* to be his act 
and deed 

before me Samuel Came Jus. pac 
May 20 th 1727 A True Copy of y e Original Examined 

by Jos : Moody Reg 1 ' 



To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 
ing &c Know ye that James Sayword of Glocester 
Sayword i n the County of Essex in the Province of the Mas- 
To sachusetts Ba